How to Freeze Cookie Dough

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Stock your freezer with dough for your favorite cookie recipe
How to Freeze Cookie Dough
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When you’re ready to bake your cookie dough, simply remove it from the freezer, unwrap it, and slice it into rounds.

Whether you’re making a butter cookie recipe or classic chocolate chip cookie dough, you can easily save some of the cookie dough in your freezer by following a few easy steps. That way, whenever you’re craving your favorite cookie recipe, you can quickly and easily make a few without having to make cookie dough.

Most cookie recipes use dough that can be frozen. When you’re ready to freeze your cookie dough, take the portion that you want to freeze and roll it into a thick log, using flour if needed. Then, wrap the log of cookie dough in plastic wrap (pressing the plastic wrap onto the surface of the cookie dough) and give it a 90-degree turn before wrapping it a second time. If you have a large resalable plastic bag, you can place the wrapped cookie dough in the bag for extra protection from freezer burn.

When you’re ready to bake your cookie dough, simply remove it from the freezer, unwrap it, and slice it into rounds. Many cookie dough recipes give instructions for baking frozen dough but if yours doesn’t, plan to add a few extra minutes of bake time to account for the extra-cold cookie dough.

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.

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