How to Freeze Cookie Dough

How to Freeze Cookie Dough, instructions on completelydelicious.com

Stashes of cookie dough in the freezer are my secret weapon for easy entertaining or for when I need to satisfy a craving. It’s so convenient to be able to pull out a few balls of cookie dough at a time to bake on demand.

I discovered the hard way that freezing an entire bowl of cookie dough doesn’t exactly work. So how do I do it?

How to Freeze Cookie Dough, instructions on completelydelicious.com
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How to Freeze Cookie Dough

  1. Prepare your cookie dough according to the recipe instructions.
  2. Portion cookie dough into balls.
  3. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or wax paper, making sure that they aren’t touching.
  4. Place sheet pan in the freezer for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Remove cookie dough balls from the sheet pan and place in a zipped bag or plastic container.
  6. Store in the freezer for up to one month.
  7. When ready to bake, let cookie dough balls thaw a little while you preheat the oven.
  8. Bake as directed in the original recipe, adding 1-3 minutes of baking time.

Note: Freezing cookie dough balls individually before sticking them in a bag or plastic container prevents them from sticking together, which makes it easy to pick out just a few balls at a time as you like. If a whole sheet pan doesn’t fit in your freezer, try a smaller pan or dish. Freeze in batches if necessary.

How to Freeze Cookie Dough, instructions on completelydelicious.com