Trying to figure out if you can freeze cookie dough?
This short guide will answer that question, as well as give you a step-by-step guide of how to freeze them properly.
Can You Freeze Cookie Dough?
Yes, you certainly can freeze cookie dough and it is actually the storage option of choice if you want to keep extra cookie dough for use at a later time.
Frozen cookie dough, when baked, is the same as if you were putting fresh cookie dough in the oven.
Having it is a pretty smart thing to do, especially if you have extra dough left over from a batch you recently made, or you just have a killer recipe and would just love to pop them in the oven for some party of function you plan on having in the future.
Related: How to Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookies
What’s Needed: The Tools of the Kitchen
When it comes to freezing cookie dough, you do not need much, just:
- Cookie Dough
- Baking sheet
- Ziploc freezer bag
How to Freeze Cookie Dough: Step-by-Step Directions
It is an easy process to get your cookie dough prepped and ready for the freezer. The whole thing should take a couple of minutes (minus the freezing time)
Step 1: Create The Cookie Dough
Using your favorite cookie recipe, create the dough that you will ultimately end up freezing.
Step 2: Prepare the Cookie Dough for Freezing
Get a baking sheet and place the cookie dough on there, giving them enough space so that they do not touch.
Step 3: Place in the Freezer
Place the baking sheet into the freezer, letting the cookie dough balls freeze until solid. This should take a couple of hours.
Step 4: Prepare for Storage
One the cookie dough is frozen, remove from the baking sheet and place in a Ziploc freezer bag or plastic container. It is a good idea to label these containers with the date, so that you have an idea as to how long they have been sitting in the fridge.
Related: How to Freeze Girl Scout Cookies
How to Thaw/Defrost Frozen Cookie Dough?
Defrosting cookie dough is pretty simple and you have two options.
- Let the defrost at room temperature before placing them in the oven.
- Placing them in the oven, right out of the freezer. In this instance, you would have to keep them in the oven for 2-3 minutes more as they would be baking from a frozen state.