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How to Freeze Cookie Dough

Marybeth Feutz
Do you love baking cookies, but want to bake a smaller batch? Use these tips to freeze cookie dough - bake a few cookies now and save the rest to bake later!
Course Dessert


  • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll the cookie dough into balls.
  • Place the cookie dough balls on the parchment paper. The balls should not be touching each other.
  • Loosely cover with plastic wrap.
  • Lay the baking sheet flat in the freezer, and freeze for 4 hours, or overnight.
  • When the cookie dough balls are frozen solid, transfer them to Ziploc freezer bags.

To bake frozen cookie dough:

  • Remove as many cookie dough balls as needed.
  • Place them on a cookie sheet.
  • Follow the original recipe directions. You may need to add 1-2 minutes to the baking time.
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