How to Freeze Cookie Dough, instructions on

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

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