keeping cookie dough
do you think it's okay to keep cookie dough in the fridge (or freezer)? we all like cookies, but if i make four dozen cookies, i will eat four dozen cookies. within three days. and i can't really make a mini-batch of dough, it just seems like a waste of effort.
does anybody make extra cookie dough and refrigerate or freeze it (successfully)?
By all means, freeze your cookie dough!! Whether rolled into logs, balls or one big mass, cookie dough and freezers are best friends. Choco chip dough actually benefits from a day or two in the fridge (or forever in the freezer...) before baking. It gives a chance for the sugar and the butter to meld together resulting in a very caramel-y finished product. There was an NYT article on this recently. adam
Yes! I don't follow the NY Times recipe exactly, but I have adopted their technique of letting the dough sit for 24-36 hours and it makes a huge difference - caramel-y is exactly the right word. Now I always have balls of chocolate chip cookie dough in my freezer. When I'm going to someone's house for a cook-out, game night, whatever, it's great to be able to pull some cookie dough out of the freezer to take with me and make fresh-baked cookies for my friends on-site (as long as one doublechecks that said site includes a working oven and cookie sheets - learned that one the hard way).