I love making and eating cookies. There is truly nothing like a plate of warm cookies with a tall glass of milk! I noticed recently that the recipe I was using for chocolate chip cookies made approximately 48 cookies. Ummm that’s a lot of cookies when I’m making them just for our family! So rather than turn into the cookie monster and inhale them all right then and there, I decided to look into freezing half of the dough for later. After some research and experimenting, here is a great way that I’ve found to freeze chocolate chip cookie dough.
Freezing Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
1. The first step is to line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. After you determine how much of the dough you want to freeze and you’ve properly licked the spoon (come on, I can’t be the only one that does that!), portion out the dough into their cookie drops onto the baking sheet making sure they don’t touch.
Note: For cookies we’re eating at home I don’t bother making them perfect. For gifting I would recommend using a small ice cream scoop to get nicer shaped cookies.
3. Freeze the cookies on the sheet for a few hours until they are nice and solid.
4. Last pop off the individual frozen cookies into a freezer storage plastic bag.
Now you have cookies ready to go on demand! Just make sure to watch the cookies in the oven as they may need an extra minute or so to bake.
This is truly perfect for preparing for gifts, play dates or just movie night in advance. And it also means I won’t eat the whole batch in one go, ha!