A scoop of cookie dough on a wooden spoon
Why Cookie Dough Temperature Matters When Using A Scoop
If you use a cookie scooper with cold cookie dough, you'll have a difficult time forming your cookies, and you could actually break your scooper in the process.
On the other hand, if your cookie dough becomes too warm, you risk your cookies spreading excessively when they're in the oven.
Therefore, the best solution is to scoop the dough before chilling it. This makes it easier to get through any dense batter and mitigates the possibility of the scooper breaking.
After forming the balls of dough, place your perfect scoops in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before you bake. This will help reduce how much your cookies spread.