The Best Way to Freeze Cookie Dough

Who doesn’t love fresh cookies from the oven?!?

I know I sure do!!

Here is a quick and easy way to ensure you can have cookies whenever you want!

Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite around our house and with the guys that work for us at the farm. I always make a double or triple batch. I bake about 30 and then I freeze the rest.

This is the best way to freeze cookie dough!!

I only use a scoop when making cookies, like this OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop, it makes your life so easy! Scoop and tray like you normally would. 

Pop in your freezer. Notice you only get to see a small portion of my freezer, it is for your own good… it is scary in there!!

Leave in the freezer for a couple hours or overnight. 

Pop the frozen cookie balls into a freezer bag or freezer container. 

Pull them out when you are ready to use them. Let them sit on a cookie tray for 30 minutes and then cook according to directions. 
Happy Baking!!
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About Liz

I’m a dairy cattle showing, wine loving, cake baking, wife and mommy navigating the world of friend’s bridal and baby showers while living & loving life on the farm.


  1. Great idea. Good for when you don’t have enough time to wait 11 minutes per batch!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I did this when I was pregnant with my first child – I still do this for bake sales – I can make the dough ahead and take them out the night before the sale – so much quicker.

  3. I need to start doing this with cookie dough so that I stop eating all the warm cookies from the oven:-) LOL!! Thanks for hosting!!!

  4. Thanks Liz for this idea !:)
    And thanks for hosting another party

  5. I do this ALL THE TIME. (Oh, and I may eat a frozen cookie ball – or 2 – for dessert when I have them in my freezer) And in honor of freezing cookie batter, I’ve linked up my favorite chocolate chip cookie. PS – thank you for hosting!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I do this all the time, except I put the cookie dough in the oven still frozen. Takes a few more minutes to bake, but works just the same.

  7. Thank you so much for this tip! There are a few ladies at church who are having babies and I’d love to be able to provide some frozen goodies that can be baked at their convenience (i.e. 3am feedings 😉 ).

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