ready to go cookie dough

cookie dough balls

pop these into the freezer for fresh cookies another day

Whenever I have time to make cookies, I try to remember to make an extra batch so that I can freeze them in these into cookie dough balls.  These are perfect to pull out and pop into the oven if you have last minute guests, need to bring something to a play date or dinner party, or when you’re craving that home baked good but don’t feel like starting from scratch!

Use a small ice cream scoop or two spoons to scoop your cookie dough and drop onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Once you’re done, take the time to use your hands to roll them into balls – this will freeze better and keep them as separate cookies. Place the cookie dough balls onto the lined tray and pop into your freezer for about 20-30 minutes.  Once they are somewhat firm you can transfer them into a plastic freezer bag and seal tightly.

freezer bag

frozen and transferred to freezer bag

When you want to bake them, remove them from your freezer bag and place onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, about 6-8 balls per tray. Allow them to thaw for 20 minutes at room temperature before baking them as you normally would.

thawing

thawing cookie balls

Fresh baked cookies in no time! Yum!

cookies

fig & raisin oatmeal cookies