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Freezing Cookie Dough

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Cookie Dough

Have-on-Hand Cookie Dough

  • To freeze cookie dough, use a cookie scoop to make balls of dough and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Alternatively, you can pack it in freezer containers.
  • For sliced cookies, roll and wrap the dough as directed in the recipe.
  • Dropping Cookie Dough: To get cookie dough to drop without sticking dip the spoon in milk first.
  • Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about an hour, or until the dough balls are frozen.
  • Place the frozen balls into a resealable plastic freezer bag.
  • To make cookies, bake the frozen dough balls at the usual temperature, adding a few minutes to the baking time.

You can freeze cookie dough safely for up to six months. Before baking, thaw frozen dough in the container in the refrigerator. If the dough is too stiff to work with, let the dough stand at room temperature to soften.

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