Friday, August 20, 2010

For What It's Worth: Freezing Cookie Dough

Did you know that you can freeze your own cookie dough? I finally gave it a try and am hooked. Simply mix up your favorite cookie dough, then roll the dough into the appropriate size balls and place in a freezer safe container. When ready to make, just pop the amount of frozen dough balls on a cookie sheet and bake as usual. The only thing you might have to do differently is bake them a little longer.

Two Tips:
1. Place the dough balls on wax paper to eliminate sticky dough residue in the bottom of your container. Also, place a layer of wax paper between each layer of dough balls.

2. Refrigerate the dough before rolling it into balls. It just is less sticky and makes the job much easier.

I love this for several reasons. (1) It keeps us from having a huge amount of already made cookies on hand or in the freezer, making it easy for me to sneak them throughout the day. (2) It is incredibly handy for those times you need a quick snack when someone stops by or even a quick dessert for dinner. (3) You get to enjoy warm, fresh-from-the-oven cookies whenever you want them!

So there you have it, for what it's worth.

Have you ever frozen cookie dough? Do you have any other tips that would be helpful? Please share!


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