Bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough with some being held up on spoon
Refrigerate Dough In Clusters For Customized Cookies On Demand
Refrigerating a plain batch of plain cookie dough allows you to make whatever cookies you desire at any time. All you’ll have to do is add your mix-ins and bake.
To be extra efficient, you could even make a double batch of dough and bake one right away and store one for later. A rest in the fridge can also make the cookies better.
Flour and sugar absorb all of the moisture in the dough while in the fridge, making for better browning and more flavor. The cookies also won't spread too much in the oven.
According to the USDA, you can refrigerate most cookie doughs for two to three days. For even longer-lasting treats, you can also freeze it and store it for up to two months.