Food - Drink
The Most Convenient Method To Freeze Cookie Dough
By KATIE LENHARDT
Baking homemade cookies brings joy like no other, but can be time-consuming, which makes freezing cookie dough in advance a very appealing option. Doughs with a high fat content, like chocolate chip or buttery shortbread, can last up to 3 months in the freezer, and this is the most convenient way to portion it out.
Better Homes & Gardens recommends freezing pre-formed dough in individual scoops, so when it's time to bake, you can just put each portion of dough on a sheet and stick it in the oven. Use a cookie scoop, ice cream scoop, or roll the dough into balls by hand before placing each portion on a baking sheet to put in the freezer.
Once the balls of dough are completely frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer bag to be stored. If you like to cut your cookies into shapes, you can cut them with a cookie cutter before freezing, which will save you even more time and effort; plus, the cold helps the cookies maintain their shape in the oven.