Freezer Cookie Dough

Freezer Cookie Dough Recipe by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple recipe for make-ahead cookie dough that bakes from frozen and can be stored in advance. Adapt the recipe to include your favorite chocolate, nuts, and other fillings. These cookie dough balls make a great gift to share with people and an excellent last-minute dessert! Learn how on thewoodandspoon.com.

IT’S HERE! Truly, I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since my first book, HER DAILY BREAD, came into the world. Today, to celebrate, I’m sharing one final recipe from the book AND giving away a few copies. If you’re interested in a freezer cookie dough recipe or a free book, let’s dive in!

HER DAILY BREAD

First, let’s back up to HER DAILY BREAD. Do you have a copy? Have you been enjoying it this year? Are you currently reading through the month of December, eating your way through all the cookies and festive stories? One of the biggest blessings of this year has been connecting with readers who are digging into the book. After a decade of dreaming, years of work, and so much love poured into those pages, it’s incredibly rewarding to hear from people who identify with it. The texts and emails you’ve written, the shares on social media, and all the random comments from strangers I run into mean so much. Your support is heart-filling, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Half Birthday Cake Tutorial and Recipe by Wood and Spoon blog. Learn how to transfer a simple single layer vanilla cake into a fun celebratory half birthday cake! The recipe for this simple vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream is a great way to celebrate everyday occasions like half birthdays. Find the recipe and how to on the woodandspoon.com

To say thank you, I want to give away a few copies! Leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me what you’re grateful for this year. I’ll mail a few WRAPPED copies out into the world- just in time for Christmas. HER DAILY BREAD makes a great gift for the people in your life, so be sure to snag a copy here! With 365 daily readings, including 52 recipes, it’s the gift that gives and gives all year round. In the meantime, let’s talk freezer cookie dough.

Freezer Cookie Dough

In the South, last-minute visitors happen all the time. When people show up unannounced or in the final hour, I love to have a few yummy things to share with them. This recipe for freezer cookie dough allows all of that to happen. Small rounds of dough freeze up in individual portions that can be baked from frozen in less than 15 minutes. Warm, gooey cookies on the fly? YES PLS.

Freezer Cookie Dough Recipe by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple recipe for make-ahead cookie dough that bakes from frozen and can be stored in advance. Adapt the recipe to include your favorite chocolate, nuts, and other fillings. These cookie dough balls make a great gift to share with people and an excellent last-minute dessert! Learn how on thewoodandspoon.com.

The dough starts out as any other. Softened butter creams together with sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Vanilla extract and eggs follow, and the dry ingredients come last. I love to use whatever chocolate I have on hand- semisweet chips, chopped white chocolate, or even candy-coated chocolates. Basically you can add 2 cups of whatever mix-ins your heart desires; this recipe is adaptable! Scoop rounds of dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze until solid. Place frozen dough balls in a freezer storage bag or container and store until ready to bake. Simply preheat the oven to 360 and watch the magic unfold!

Freezer Cookie Dough Recipe by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple recipe for make-ahead cookie dough that bakes from frozen and can be stored in advance. Adapt the recipe to include your favorite chocolate, nuts, and other fillings. These cookie dough balls make a great gift to share with people and an excellent last-minute dessert! Learn how on thewoodandspoon.com.

With Christmas right around the corner, you will be glad to have this recipe (and a copy of my book!) ready for sharing. Be sure to enter the giveaway and know how truly grateful I am to all of you. Happy Wednesday and Happy Baking! *Note: Giveaway now closed.

Freezer Cookie Dough Recipe by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple recipe for make-ahead cookie dough that bakes from frozen and can be stored in advance. Adapt the recipe to include your favorite chocolate, nuts, and other fillings. These cookie dough balls make a great gift to share with people and an excellent last-minute dessert! Learn how on thewoodandspoon.com.
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Freezer Cookie Dough

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Make-ahead cookie dough to freeze and bake at a moment’s notice!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 36
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 11/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 11/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chip cookies

 

 

 

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together for 2 minutes on medium speed. Scrape sides of bowl and add eggs and extract. Mix on medium speed just to combine. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir until combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir on low to combine. Use a medium-sized cookie scoop to scoop 1-1/2 tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer to firm up briefly, about 30 minutes, and then place the dough into a feezer-safe container or bag. Freeze up to 2 months.

  2. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 360 degrees. Place the dough balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet at least 2” apart and bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden and the cookies are set, about 12-14 minutes. Allow to cool briefly before sharing. 

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71 thoughts on “Freezer Cookie Dough”

  1. Kate,
    I apologize for not getting this request to you in time for the copy of your book Her Daily Bread in December.
    I am grateful and blessed to have my husband still with me.
    He was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma.
    It is a terminal cancer in his bones.
    It has been a year now and still taking cancer treatments to have more time.
    Please keep us in your prayers.
    PS- Love the Freezer Cookie 🍪 Dough .

  2. I was looking for some guilty pleasures after Christmas time and stumbled upon your cookie dough recipe. Prepared the dough and also baked it today, the kids and I really loved the cookies! Will share this with a colleague at work who is also a baking afficionado just like me.






  3. I am grateful for many things…my wonderful husband of 26 years; the children and grandchildren he brought to our marriage. I am grateful for our health and all the wonderful trips we took this year and all the great memories we made together. Most of all I am grateful for the love that God bestows on me each day…despite all the flaws and mishaps. God loves you and me…He always has…He always will. And I am eternally grateful for that.

  4. Melissa Winchester

    I’m grateful that my family is all together and able to enjoy the holidays – and many delicious meals – together! So many of those meals are from recipes from your blog over the years!

  5. I have been following your blog for years and somehow missed that you wrote a cookbook! I would love to be considered for a copy!!! I am grateful for sweet moments with my three littles ♥️

  6. This is a great recipe to keep cookies on hand. I am thankful for my 3 beautiful kids and a wonderful husband of 21 years. We got married at age 21, so it’s a neat year. Things have been challenging at times this year, but God has always helped us through it all.






  7. I love your posts. I feel like we are sharing a cup of coffee and recipes. Coming out of the gloom of Covid I’m finding joy in cooking and spreading the love!

  8. I am grateful that I have survived the Covid 19 (so far) as I have numerous autoimmune diseases and so need amongst other things I need a special diet. I am grateful for authors like you who go to great lengths to put together and publish recipes thst I can go thru the recipes and find those that I can easily modify to allow me to use a recipe and have a good nutritious meal.
    Thank you and God Bless

  9. I made these cookies for a friends church event. I was afraid to ‘taste test’ – I may not have been able to stop at a taste. I will make them again next week for a family holiday party. Thank you for sharing!
    I’m so grateful for my friend Precious, a beautiful golden retriever, who lets me give her lots of hugs and love!
    I’m very grateful for my family and friends.
    Have a wonderful Holiday season!!






  10. I am yet to try this recipe. Funny enough I read today about a technique of cooling down your dough before baking your cookies. Now I know!!!
    I am thankful for my friends, good laughs, my family, but mostly I am thankful for my dog and chocolate chip cookies! The world wouldn’t be the same w/o chocolate chip cookies!
    Happy Holidays!






  11. I’m grateful for YOU b’coz I love reading your book and gaining new recipes. However, I just gave my pristine copy away to my sister for her birthday as her husband of 40 years just passed away from pancreatic cancer and I wanted to give her something upbeat in her birthday box. So now I don’t have your book any more 🙁

  12. I’ve been following you since seeing your interview with Bobby Schuller at Shepard’s Grove in Irvine. I’ve definitely going to try this freezer cookie recipe for the holidays; maybe add some crushed up peppermints to the dough. Good luck to you with your new recipe book!

  13. I’m so grateful for the blessings of family, friendships and so much more!
    Thank you for contributing to my recipe collection too…so many tasty treats!
    Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas and a Happy and healthy New Year!






  14. Hi Kate,
    I retired three years ago so I’ve had more time to attend to my family and my hobbies, which include baking. I’m thankful for everyone (including you!) who willingly, and freely, shares their baking recipes and tips. In the “bigger picture,” I’m thankful for having good health (I’m a runner still running marathons), a comfortable life and now, two granddaughters! They are a wonderful reminder of the miracle of life and the vitality of children.

  15. Aloha Kate, just wanted to respond – yes, I’d love a copy of your book, but it was also a serendipitous question about gratitude…My husband and I moved to the Big Island of Hawai’i last December, just in time to celebrate the New Year here. For five years we’d been looking at our lot (10 acres with ocean views and Maui right in front of us…for a pittance compared to West LA, I might add) and dreaming of moving and building our own home. The pandemic brought it up close and personal and the housing market convinced us to sell and move and it all happened really quickly. We thought he could build our garage/woodshop/apartment in about six months and we’d live there while building the main house, but life doesn’t always work out the way you want and not only did my 89-year old mom have a terrible accident immediately after we left, but island life has it’s own pace and we’re still living in our camping trailer (that we shipped over) a year later. I haven’t been able to bake at all and missing it terribly so WHAT I’M GRATEFUL for is continuing to get your blog and reading through the recipes knowing that soon (hopefully) I will have an oven again and space to work and to make some more of your delicious recipes and mine! I’m grateful for your constant presence in my inbox for sure! A regular refrigerator is being delivered today so I can actually keep butter , cream, and more eggs (than just for eating) so bake-to-baking is on the horizon! I’M GRATEFUL you asked the question and would be grateful if I was a lucky winner! Wishing you lots of aloha a Mele Kalikimaka and many ‘ono holiday meals with your family!

  16. The biggest thing I am greatful for iis that my husbands multipal myeloma ( bone cancer) is aspmptomatic and we hope it stays that way. Bone cancer is very painful and my husband has rheumatiod arthritis and that would only be complicated. Hopefully the New Year will bring happiness to all of us. There is enough suffering in this world.

    Thank you for giving me a chance to voice this.
    Maureen
    I get a message that I already said that when this is the first time ever. I have had that happen to me when I leave a comment on websites and it is very frustrating.






  17. The biggest thing I am greatful for iis that my husbands multipal myeloma ( bone cancer) is aspmptomatic and we hope it stays that way. Bone cancer is very painful and my husband has rheumatiod arthritis and that would only be complicated. Hopefully the New Year will bring happiness to all of us. There is enough suffering in this world.

    Thank you for giving me a chance to voice this.
    Maureen






  18. I’m grateful this year for everything- being alive in a country free of war and clean air and water, having food and a roof over my head. A profession that I love. For my friends and family and my dog who adores me.
    And of course opening my emails up to your posts that have introduced me to new recipes and a few extra pounds. Thanks.
    My heart is full. I have it all.

  19. Last Christmas a dear family member underwent a life saving transplant. The first few weeks were stressful and uncertain. Now nearly a year later, she is making so much progress. Our family is truly grateful for organ donors.

  20. I am thankful for good friends that support you no matter what. I would gift your book to my fiend who cheers me on no matter what.

  21. I’m grateful for my husband and two beautiful children. This year has been a wild ride as we navigated my husband healing from an achilles tear, while I was also pregnant. Pregnancies are risky for me with major health concerns, but God is so good and we welcomed our sweet baby girl healthy and safe for both of us this Summer. Praise God for all His blessings!

  22. I am grateful for the love and support of my family and friends, especially during the past year when I went through health issues!! They were they for me and now that I am much better, I can get back to cooking and baking goodies for them, just in time for the holidays!!

  23. Sister, I’m grateful for a loving God who has protected my heart the past three years. I had thrown around the term Righteous Anger for decades… now I truly understand it. Blessings.

  24. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    I’m grateful for my health and for my kids! This year has been eye opening and I’ve come to the hard realization that family can be toxic and it’s ok to remove them from your life.

    So I bake instead. 😊

  25. I am grateful for my life – being a mom to two amazing daughters, having a husband who loves and supports me, having true friends who I can laugh and cry with, having a home and heat, especially in winter, having faith which provides me with strength and comfort, and for my health, which I never take for granted. My daily walks have become ‘gratitude reflections” where I think of all of the things I am grateful for while I am walking. It is a great way to remember the blessings in life!

  26. Stephanie Schiltz

    I’m thankful for my husband, children and grandchildren. I am so fortunate to be able to share my love with them.

  27. I feel like the luckiest person in the world. I have a warm home, 2 sweet grandchildren nearby , and my health. What more could anyone ask for.

  28. I’m grateful for access to such wonderful information.
    I’m grateful for the clearest ocean water with the rocks all colourful below.
    I’m grateful for the ability to see my children become wonderful parents.
    I’m grateful for the possibility of receiving your wonderful book❤️

  29. I am grateful for the Lord’s provision and longsuffering for me and my family. I am also very grateful for my one, and probably only, grandchild, Elijah. I am blessed that he and his mother live with me. Having a toddler has given me the chance to slow down …this time…and relish every moment with this precious gift.
    Thank you for sharing your recipes. ☺️

  30. What am I grateful for this year? When our family answered this question over Thanksgiving dinner last month, my answer was “every person I got to bake for this year.” Baking gives me so much joy! Just like the character in Chariots of Fire said about being a Christian Olympic athlete, “When I run, I feel His good pleasure.” That’s me with baking.
    Thank you Kate, for helping me along this path of joy!

  31. Im most grateful for good health! After a health scare this year I’ve realized how I’ve taken good health for granted. Never again. ❤️❤️

  32. Christmas 🎄 is a wonderful time to get into the kitchen and bake cookies and candies for the people most special to me…my Kids, Grandkids and Friends. My blessings are many but the joy of my young grandchildren top the list. I am thankful for my dear family! ❤

  33. I am grateful for my two beautiful little grandsons. They bring so much joy to our family. I am in my seventies and I never thought I would have them. They are now 5 and 3 and so full of spirit. I just love them!!

  34. I’m grateful for the good health of loved ones, for meaningful employment, and for the utter joy I feel when I can make people laugh!

  35. I’ve had my eye on your cookbook for a year! All of your recipes are incredible. This year I’m grateful for everything 2022 has challenged me with. I’m grateful for my growing family, pups, and getting to celebrate the holidays with family. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  36. Great idea about freezing chocolate chip cookies!! An all time staple and favorite in my family . My grandsons will be thrilled .
    Looking forward to reading/trying other recipes and baking tips.
    Happy Holidays

  37. I am grateful for all the kind people like you, who graciously share their recipes. It’s a window into your recipe files that let’s me know if I want to delve further. Happy Holidays to your and your family! Sara Denbo

  38. Hey Kate! This year I’m Grateful for healing, the Lords timing, present moments, and my sweet precious husband and three kids. Oh and of course my love of baking for them.

  39. I am grateful to live in a place where everyday beauty is free and accessible to all. In CO the changing light on the foothills, the year round green of the pines against the brilliance of mostly blue skies and the random and jagged profile of the mountain peaks bring opportunities for doses of gratitude all day long!

  40. This has been a tough year, for health of my husband and the costs involved. I almost lost him, but my blessing is that he is here and getting better by the day! He loves to cook and is our best cook in the family. He cannot be replaced 🙂

  41. I am thankful for a good healthy year for my family and myself. I am truly thankful that my daughter is out of a relationship that caused her so much pain. She is happy and laughing again! I am thankful for the food chain being available again!! Now we can really get baking!!
    Thank you for all the wonderful recipes! I have made several and can’t wait to make many more!

  42. Grateful for my health. And to have my kids home for Christmas. I love baking for them. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  43. Thanks, Kate! I have so much to be grateful for this year- 2 busy, funny little boys and a year working for myself under my belt (which they don’t teach us when we become RDs!).

    Merry Christmas!

  44. I am thankful for Christ and His coming and for the daily bread He gives us to nourish our souls. I love bread… my Nana wrote an entire section in a woman’s cookbook and titled it Manna from Heaven. I would love to give your book as a gift to my daughter igniting a love for homemade comfort.

    Thank you for all your love, time and effort in creating this book.

  45. I am so grateful for a wonderful family. We enjoy many dinners together. Would love your cookbook. Love getting your recipes.

  46. I’m thankful for my health this year. My loved ones have had some health struggles and I’m glad that I was okay and able to help/take care of them.

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