Freezing Cookie Dough for Fresh Treats throughout the Season

Fresh, homemade, gooey chocolate chip cookies can make your day, but it can be time-consuming to mix the dough and the clean up after dough prep can be exhausting. Maybe you want to bring cookies to your son or daughter's class for a holiday treat. Perhaps you want a sweet treat this weekend with your Christmas movie night or maybe you want to surprise your parents with a batch of your family’s ginger snap cookies.

Whatever the reason, between your responsibilities at home and the demands of the holidays, who has time to make a batch of cookies for each holiday event? Frozen cookie dough is an easy, timesaving life-hack that will mean you never have to stress about what you’re bringing to the next potluck, bake sale or holiday party again.

Three Types of Freezable Cookie Dough

In order to ensure your frozen cookies perform the best, we have split up the dough into three main types, chunky dough, slice and bake dough, and cut-out cookie dough.

1.Chunky Dough: Chunky cookie dough like chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin are best if frozen in individual portions. To freeze these types of cookies, first make your batch of dough, and then grab a gallon freezer bag. Scoop the individual balls of cookie dough into the bags and place them in the freezer. Once they freeze, you can quickly grab however many you want for your batch and pop them in the oven for a quick bake.

2.Slice & Bake Dough: Shortbread cookies can be pressed into logs and wrapped in wax paper. Once they are securely wrapped, store them in the freezer. When you are ready to bake your cookies, pull the log out and let it warm enough to slice.

3.Cut-out Cookie Dough: Cookie dough meant for cut-out cookies, like sugar cookie dough, should be frozen in disks. Once you are ready to bake, remove the disk from the refrigerator and thaw until the dough is pliable.

Frozen cookie dough can stay fresh for up to 3 months, we recommend using the freezer bags with the space to write the date so you can keep track of how long your cookies have been frozen. You can also write down the directions for baking on the outside of the bag. Due to their frozen temperature, these cookies can take a minute or two longer in the oven to bake. We understand how stressful the holidays can get and we hope this new baking trick will help you save time.

Happy Holidays from the Airrific Team! For more holiday tips or to find out how our team of Sarasota HVAC specialists ensure your home maintains a comfortable temperature this holiday season, contact us online today.