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Nov 14, 2004 10:29 AM

Can I freeze raw cookie dough?

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Overshot number of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I need by about three dozen. The recipe says form the dough into balls the size and shape of golf balls. There are raw eggs in the dough. Can I freeze dough balls, separated on a cookie sheet, then bag them to bake later?

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  1. Yes, you absolutely can! And bagging them after they're frozen will insure against freezer burn. Good idea!

    1. Yes, it should not be a problem at all. just don't wait too long and lewt the dough get freezer burned

      1. Yep, you can freeze the dough in one mass, but your idea of portioning the dough out and then freezing is even better. That way when the yen hits, you can pull out the number you want and bake them, saving the rest for another time.

        I did this a year or so ago with Oatmeal Scotchies. I made a platful for a friend who loves them like I do. I knew if I baked them all I'd eat them all. So I froze spoonfuls of dough, then put them into a ziplock bag. I'd bake 5 or 6 of them and pour a glass of milk while they baked. Heaven!

        Something as small as a cookie doesn't need to be baked much (if any) longer than the fresh dough. Just keep your eye on them.