Freezing Cookie Dough-The Best Way!

Best Way to Freeze Cookies- Use an ice cream scoop and place the scoops on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Store in a Freezer Ziplock Bag. http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2013/06/25/freezing-cookie-dough-the-best-way/

Best Way to Freeze Cookies- Use an ice cream scoop and place the scoops on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Store in a Freezer Ziplock Bag.

I have kept homemade cookie dough in the freezer ever since my twin boys were two.  They will be 17 this August.  One of my twins, Caleb, has special needs and did not learn how to walk until he was 2-1/2 years old.  I would set him on the counter and bake with him to help with his memory and motor skills.  He still loves to bake and helps me every time I get in the kitchen.  You can read all about Caleb’s story with this link.   Caleb’s favorite thing to bake has always been cookies, including chocolate chip, White Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Raspberry, Peanut Butter, and Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies.  All of these cookies can be frozen.

Freezing Cookie Dough http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2013/06/25/freezing-cookie-dough-the-best-way/

Homemade cookie dough is easy to prepare and tastes so much better than the store-bought cookies.  Why not make extra cookie dough ahead of time and put the cookie dough into the freezer? When you are mixing up the cookie dough, just make several batches.  Freeze cookie dough and have it on hand and ready to bake for school, or a neighbor, or to serve to last-minute guest, or to treat your kids to something special.  Whatever the reason, you will always have cookie dough ready to pull out of the freezer and bake.

Best Way to Freeze Cookies is to line a cookie sheet with parchment. Scoop out the cookie dough using an ice cream scoop.  Freeze for 3 hours.  Store in the frozen cookies in a large ziplock bag.

There is nothing like homemade chocolate chip cookies.  Have plenty on hand when you need them.  Freeze them by using an ice cream scoop to dip the dough out onto a baking sheet.  Freeze for 2 to 3 hours and then place them into a large Freezer Storage Bag.

Best Way to Freeze Cookies- Use an ice cream scoop and place the scoops on a baking sheet lined with  parchment paper.  Store in a Freezer Ziplock Bag.

Raspberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies freeze really well.  Freeze them just like you would the chocolate chip cookies.

Best Way to Freeze Cookies- Use an ice cream scoop and place the scoops on a baking sheet lined with  parchment paper.  Store in a Freezer Ziplock Bag.

These Chocolate Chip cookies have been frozen on a baking sheet for 3 hours and then placed in this large Freezer Storage Bag.

You DO NOT want to freeze cookie dough all mashed together in one large container or one large roll. The cookie dough will be very difficult to scoop out or slice if it is all frozen together.  The easiest way to freeze cookie dough is to scoop the dough out individually using an ice cream scoop.  Scoop them out just like you would do if you were going to bake them but you can put them closer together on the baking sheet because you are just freezing them and not baking them.  The cookies will not spread when freezing them.   A good size scoop is a regular ice cream scoop which equals 1/4 cup.  Place the scoops on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.   Allow the cookie dough to freeze for at least three hours.  Remove the frozen cookie dough scoops from the cookie sheet, and place them into a large Freezer Zipper Bags.  Store them back in the freezer.  When you are ready to bake cookies, just place the individual cookie dough scoops on a baking sheet two inches apart and bake. 

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  • dianeroark July 25, 2013, 12:41 PM

    Beth,
    I see now why you freeze these cookies. They make a 14 dozen. You would always be able to bake fresh cookies in a hurry. I love Oatmeal, chocolate chips, M & M, and peanut butter. These cookies have a everything in them. Thank you so much for this recipe. I might just try them and blog about it. I have several church cookbooks. They remind me of Gooseberry cookbooks because they are a collection of everyone’s favorite recipes.

    Blessings Always and have a great day! Diane Roark
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  • Beth July 25, 2013, 8:51 AM

    1 lb. butter
    2lb. Brown sugar
    4 c. White sugar
    1 doz eggs
    3 lb. chunky peanut butter
    8 t. Baking soda
    1 T. Vanilla
    18 c. Oatmeal
    1 lb chocolate chips
    1 lb M & M
    Raisins are optional
    Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Cream in peanut butter. Add baking soda and vanilla. Add the oatmeal a little at a time. (You may need muscle here). Add chips and M & M’s. Drop by tablespoonful on parchment lined cookie sheet. Makes 14 dozen.
    I don’t know where it comes from, I got it from a church cookbook.

  • dianeroark July 25, 2013, 8:28 AM

    Beth, My oldest child who is now 21 and headed to Medical school this fall, eats all of mine too. I am constantly hiding it in my freezer. Since this cookie dough is already pre scooped into small portions and then frozen, it makes it easy for them to grab one and eat it. What are we going to do with them? I love baking cookies and eating them warm from the oven. Freezing the doughs allows me to have fresh cookies more often.

    I have heard of Monster cookies. Is this a Gooseberry recipe?

    Blessings Always and have a great day! Diane Roark
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  • Beth July 25, 2013, 8:03 AM

    I too have done this for many years. However, my husband loves eating frozen cookie dough, so I have to hide it. My favorite is Monster cookies which makes 14 dozen. Have a Blessed day.

  • dianeroark July 24, 2013, 1:34 PM

    Haley, Freezing the cookie dough using individual scoops allows you to just pop cookies in the oven anytime. You are so right! There is nothing like warm cookies from the oven.
    Blessings and thank you so much for stopping by,

    Diane Roark

  • Haley July 24, 2013, 1:32 PM

    Great post! We always freeze our dough, there’s nothing like a warm chocolate chip cookie!

  • dianeroark July 3, 2013, 8:30 AM

    Denise, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I love to fix cookie dough and freeze it. We eat wayyyyy to many cookies. Most cookies you will have to cook a few minutes longer. I know I need 4 to 5 more minutes on my chocolate chip, or white chocolate chip cookies. Do not over bake cookies! They will continue to bake and harden as they cool on the counter. I bake them on parchment paper. As soon as I remove the cookies from the oven, I take the parchment paper with the cookies on it and slide it off the baking pan and on the counter.
    Blessings and visit again anytime! I truly enjoy getting messages for people who stop by for a visit!!
    Diane Roark

  • Denise July 2, 2013, 10:05 PM

    Ooooo, good idea. This would also keep us from eating the whole batch in one night! Do they need much extra time to bake from frozen?

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