Always Fresh

frozen dough balls on tray

I had a roommate in college who made the yummiest chocolate chip cookies on a regular basis. They were always fresh. Always hot. Always gooey, and always satisfying. Her trick: freeze the dough in pre-formed balls. So, I took that idea, and now we have freshly baked cookies as often as I, the Mom, say it’s okay.

Here’s how I do it. I make our favorite cookie dough, scoop it with a tablespoon-size ice cream scoop, place it on a lined cookie sheet and then freeze the balled dough on the tray overnight. The next morning I put the frozen dough balls into a freezer-safe container and store until cookie time.

When you’re ready for cookies, pull out the desired amount, place on a lined cookie sheet, preheat oven and bake. I’ve found that the frozen dough generally doesn’t take extra time to bake.


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Aimée was a co-founder of Paging Supermom. Although she dreams in pink, she wouldn’t trade her two energetic boys for anything. Between using The Force on surrounding battle droids and flying to infinity and beyond, Aimée enjoys squeezing in some personal creative time. With a background in advertising, marketing and design, she is proud to stay home raising her boys.

9 thoughts on “Always Fresh”

  1. I have taken this tip from you — it makes providing cookies on a moments notice easy. Homemade cookie dough is so much tastier than the store bought kind in my humble opinion. It is a timely hint with the holidays coming up.

  2. This is such a great idea! I’m sure the kids will love it but actually I’m thinking more because when *I’m* in the mood for cookies I don’t usually feel like going through the trouble to make them! LOL! ;)

  3. I do this.. but the hard part is not eating the cookie dough. The cookie dough always ends to disappear before I can actually bake the cookies!

  4. I can’t think of anything better than fresh homemade cookies straight from the oven! This tip is great because it gives me the fresh cookies that I want, and the “mess” has already been taken care of.


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