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How to Freeze Cookie Dough

How to Freeze Cookie Dough

I ALWAYS have frozen cookie dough in my freezer. Learn the BEST way to freeze cookie dough and how to bake it straight from the freezer for fresh cookies in a matter of minutes at any time!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie dough, how to freeze cookie dough


  • 1 batch of cookie dough


  1. Make the cookie dough as the recipe instructs. Freezing works best with drop cookies (i.e. chocolate chip, peanut butter, etc.). Cut-out cookies actually freeze well after they’re baked!
  2. Roll the cookie dough into even balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet that fits in your freezer.

  3. Freeze the balls for 1 hour, or until solid. This prevents the balls from sticking to each other.
  4. Remove the balls to a ziptop bag. Be sure to label with the date, recipe name, baking temperature, and baking time.
  5. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. You can get away with freezing for longer but the quality may start to lessen.

Recipe Notes

How to Bake Frozen Cookie Dough:

  1. Preheat the oven to about 20 degrees lower than the original recipe temperature. 
  2. Remove however many balls of dough you need from the freezer and place on a parchment-lined baking pan.
  3. Bake the cookies for 2 to 5 minutes longer than the original recipe instructions, or until the cookies are golden at the edges but still slightly 'wet' looking at the very center.