04 March 2009

Works for Me: Freezing the cookie dough

I have a sweets problem, so an entire batch of cookies at my house is a bad idea. I can't make myself stop eating them. It's sad, I know.
So, instead of baking an entire batch of cookies, I just bake what we'll eat that night or day and freeze the rest.
I use one of these guys to portion out the dough easily. I then freeze the little balls on a cookie sheet or cutting board. Once they are frozen, I transfer them to a freezer bag with the bake temperature and cooking time.
This means we have fresh cookies. I only have to prep once. And I can control myself.
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4 comments:

Katz said...

I have the same problem and just recently started freezing cookie dough balls as well. It's a life saver!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I do this too! It's easy and cost effective too.

Didn't have any in the freezer and in a moment of weakness I picked up a tube of cookie dough at the store for $3 tonight. It made 17 cookies. For less than $3 I could have bought a bag of chocolate chips. *sigh*

hrgottlieb said...

If you have an interest in selling cookies or cookie dough for a fundraiser there is a website called Easy Fundraising Ideas that has about 10 different Cookie Dough Fundraising programs and they don't cost anything to start.

Julie Bagamary said...

It's also a good idea to go ahead and bake the whole batch and freeze the baked cookies in a tin.