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How to Freeze Cookie Dough
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How to Freeze Cookie Dough

A step-by-step how-to on how to freeze cookie dough so you can enjoy cookies straight from the freezer.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie dough, cookies for later, freezing cookie dough, how to freeze cookie dough
Servings: 3 dozen
Cost: 5


  • 1 small, medium or large cookie scoop
  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 freezer safe plastic bag OR freezer safe container
  • 1 marker


  • 1 batch of raw cookie dough


  • Chill cookie dough for at least about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Using your cookie scoop, scoop out balls of cookie dough and place them side-by-side on a baking sheet. Transfer to the freezer and chill for about 30 minutes. This is what we like to call "flash freezing."
  • After 30 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the freezer and transfer the very chilled cookie dough balls to a freezer-safe container (plastic bag or otherwise). Label the container with the date and description of cookies.
  • To bake, bake straight from the freezer and add a minute or two onto the baking time.