More and more people have been making their own cookie dough to freeze, rather than purchasing frozen cookie dough from grocery stores that have had salmonella contaminations in recent years. The good news is you can freeze all kinds of cookie dough – and even better, you can bake a few at a time, rather than an entire batch, to be diet-friendly!
Prepare cookie dough as usual
Make your favorite cookie recipe as per usual. If there are chunkier ingredients, use mini versions if possible – such as mini chocolate chips. That way, these ingredients will be less likely to break off when frozen.
Roll cookie dough into balls as per recipe and place them on a baking sheet without the edges touching. Freeze until frozen solid, then transfer into a container or plastic bag.
Roll & cut cookies
For cookies that you roll into a log before baking, roll into a log and then wrap with parchment or waxed paper before freezing.
Rolling pin & cookie cutter cookies
Cookies that need to be rolled out with a rolling pin before cut with cookie cutters, such as sugar cookies, can be tricky. You can roll the dough out and then freeze, but it tends to be easy to accidentally break in the freezer. Instead, freeze larger balls of the dough, or freeze round disks – about the size of a pie crust – and freeze these thicker disks that can be rolled out thinner when thawed.