Freezer Friday: Cookie Dough

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I love fresh baked cookies – the smell…the warmth…the melted chocolate. Yum. Wouldn’t it be great to have the convenience of baking homemade cookies whenever you want? Well, I recently did this when I made a big batch of cookie dough and froze it.

So now, I can just grab a few dozen pre-made cookie dough balls from my freezer whenever I feel like having fresh baked cookies.

Here’s what I did:
I prepared 1.5 times the recipe for Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I did bake about 1/3 of the made cookie dough. I wanted my family to enjoy some right away. ;) The rest went into the freezer.

I formed the cookie dough into balls using a cookie dough scoop and placed them onto cookie sheets. I was able to fill 2 cookie sheets. Each one had 40 cookie dough balls. So, I  had a total of 80 pre-made cookie dough balls. I put the cookie sheets into my freezer for about 30 minutes to 1 hour (until dough was firm).

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I then placed the cookie dough into a container. I labeled the container “Uncooked” Cookie Dough and wrote the date. The cookie dough should be good for 2 months. When baking frozen cookie dough, bake as directed by your recipe but add about 2 – 3 extra minutes to the time.

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Recipe: Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

So do you do anything similar? Do you freeze cookie dough?

I’m on a mission to make food ahead of time and freezing it. If you missed my previous Freezer Friday posts, then be sure to find them HERE. My goal is to make and freeze food in less than 2 hours every 1 to 2 weeks. I don’t necessarily mean whole meals but food items that we can get from the freezer. It provides us homemade food that is convenient while also saving us money.

(This is linked to Works for Me Wednesday.)

Comments

  1. Great idea! Our freezer may not fit cookie sheets, but I wonder if I put wax paper between layers to freeze them, if that would work?

  2. Vanessa Fleming says:

    I do the very same thing with meatballs. It is the perfect idea for 2 people so you can have some for spaghetti or meatball sandwiches and do not have to have a full batch of them thawed out at once!

  3. @Laura

    You can also roll the dough into the shape that store bought cookies come in, ya know, like a tube shape. Then roll it up in wax paper and secure with freezer tape. I make several of these and place them in a gallon size freezer bag. Then when you want some cookies, you just take a sharp knife and slice then off in about one inch pieces. You could make the rolls as big or small as you want based on your family size.

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