Dec 222014
 

Thank you to Hefty for sponsoring today’s post.

I love baking around the holidays, but this year I’m super pregnant, and didn’t want to wait until the last minute to get my holiday baking done.  I already had enough stuff to take care of in the days just before Christmas – attending a family Christmas party, addressing and mailing out Christmas cards, wrapping Christmas gifts, cleaning my house for guests.

I had decided to make my cookie dough a couple of weeks ago, and freeze it until I needed it.  It saved me a bunch of time and energy this week, and baking the cookies out of the freezer was so easy.

Hefty has some really great tips for freezing cookie dough.  Check them out:

How to Freeze Cookie Dough

ROUND 1 – FREEZING DOUGH FOR INDIVIDUAL COOKIES

How to Freeze Cookie Dough

1.  Scoop balls of cookie dough onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with wax paper. 

2.  Freeze the cookie dough.

3.  Place frozen cookie dough into a Hefty Slider freezer bag.

How to Freeze Cookie Dough

4.  When you’re ready to bake your cookies, add an extra 1-2 minutes of baking time.

ROUND 2 – FREEZING AN ENTIRE BATCH OF COOKIE DOUGH

1.  Form your cookie dough into a log.

2.  Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and freeze.

How to Freeze Cookie Dough

3.  When you’re ready to bake your cookies, take the dough out of the freezer and thaw until the dough is cool.

4.  Roll out your cookie dough and cut it into shapes.

How to Freeze Cookie Dough

ROUND 3 – FREEZING ALREADY BAKED COOKIES

1.  Allow your cookies to cool. 

2.  Layer cookies and wax paper in storage container and freeze.

How to Freeze Cookie Dough

Tip – Frosting and icing do not freeze well. 

Aren’t these tips fabulous?  I am so excited that I now know how to freeze cookie dough properly, which will save me so much time and energy.  No more rushing around at the last minute, trying to get everything done!

Check out these other great holiday tips from Hefty:

Hefty Holiday Treat Bag Toppers

Hefty Ornament Storage

Hefty Homemade Ornaments

Hefty Snowman Kids Project

What kind of cookies are you making for the holidays this year?  Will you try any of these methods to freeze your cookie dough?

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  3 Responses to “How to Freeze Cookie Dough”

  1. […] I know Christmas is still a few months away, but you can start baking cookies now, and freeze them until you need them. I like to bake several batches several weeks before Christmas to save me time later on when things get super busy. Learn how to freeze cookies here. […]

  2. […] I don’t have to spend a ton of money. I also love that you can bake cookies ahead of time and freeze them until you are ready to gift them. It saves me so much time during the busy holiday season. This […]

  3. […] Cool on a wire rack, transfer to an airtight container or freeze them for later using this method. […]

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