Frozen Cookie Dough: Nifty Gifties!

It’s like a package of Break-n-Bake cookies with real ingredients. And limitless varieties. ┬áThis will work with any drop or ball cookie, and it makes a great gift for the non-baker on your gift list. When they want to make cookies, they can pull out the number of dough balls they need, throw them into the oven, and Voila! Homemade cookies.

I like this better than giving a plate of cookies as a gift. Lots of people make cookies over the holidays, so we end up with tons of them. Freezing cookies tends to affect the taste and texture, and they can also be crumbled or broken. Giving dough means that the future cookies will be fresh, intact, and delicious. The recipient can also take credit for baking them, so it’s the gift that keeps on giving.


  1. Make the cookie dough.
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  3. Scoop cookie dough into cookie-sized portions and roll into a ball.
  4. Place dough balls onto the waxed paper. I gently pressed them at this point so that the chocolate chip cookies would spread more evenly while baking.
  5. Cover the tray with more wax paper, then slide the cookie tray into the freezer.
  6. Leave in the freezer until dough is completely frozen. I left it overnight, though I’m sure it was done much earlier with such small lumps of dough.
  7. Transfer to an airtight, freezer-safe container, leaving a sheet of waxed paper between each layer of cookies so they don’t stick together.
  8. Decorate the container in a way that is easily removable – you’ll want it to slide off easily so that the container can make it into the freezer quickly. Add a tag that contains the baking directions.

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