Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Freezing Cookie Dough


The teens are off today for their World View class and needed a treat to bring. I came across the BEST oatmeal raisin cookie recipe! They are chewy and buttery and I just happened to have a giant supply of free raisins from a few months back that I needed to use up.

I made a double batch and just cooked up a few dozen to take. But I had so much leftover that I decided to freeze the dough. I formed them into balls, froze them on a cookie sheet and when they were hardened, transferred them to a freezer bag.

Next time when the kids are wanting a snack all I have to do is pull them out of the freezer, put them on a cookie sheet and cook them for a few extra minutes to thaw and then finish baking. That will save me so much time when we have our next cookie craving.

Here's the recipe if you're interested:

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

8 comments:

northside food said...

I do this too. It really does save so much time. Also, since it's just me and my husband, we don't end up with a giant plate of cookies we can't finish.

Harley Mom said...

That is AWESOME!! I am definetly going to try this with my cookie dough. It is well worth the double batch to have fresh cookies whenenver you want.

Candi said...

We did this for our oamc day a couple of months ago and it worked great! I'd eat the whole batch of cookies if I didn't freeze them :)

Linda @ Bushel and a Pickle said...

Great idea! Smaller is better. I will never lump freeze our cookie dough again!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gayle,
Wow those were the BEST oatmeal cookies. Thank you I ate three. I tried to eat only one, no way. YUM!!!
Also I went by our favorite store after it closed. There were a few boses out side that I checked out. My treasures that I came home with were candles, pineapple,crushed and sliced, cranberry juice, noodles, rice, V8 juice, and jelly. If I purchased these in the store I think I would spend $38.00 on all of it. I was so thrilled, that if you saw me you would of thought I found a pot of gold. Yee-Haw!!! thank you for cookies and the tips. Berdie

Sherry said...

Love doing this! :D I have even given away a batch of cookies made and then frozen dough for them to make later. :D

Sharon said...

I love doing this also.... and my guys eat them right out of the freezer too. This is really nice in the heat of the summer when the last thing I want to do is turn the oven on.

Kirstin said...

I do this too and works great...IF...no one finds the dough and eats it!!! I just did this the other day.