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inncogneeto

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So when you freeze the cookie dough to pop in the oven, do you have to thaw it first? Or just throw them in and cook longer?
 

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Most cookies I will bake direct from the freezer. They don't take much longer to bake -- generally a minute or two. The only exception I have found are very thick cookies -- if baked frozen, the outside may get overdone before the interior is set. So, you may want to partially thaw very thick cookies.
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Throw in and bake from frozen (assuming you already have them parceled out into cookie size lumps). Just got two blue ribbons on cookies made this way... I think they actually cook better from frozen!
Yes, a little longer...
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You're probably supposed to defrost them (shouldn't take more than 15 minutes or so) but if they're not too large, I've popped directly from freezer to oven when I have a severe craving. Lower the temperature a bit and cook a couple minutes longer, unless you like crunchy on the outside doughy in the middle, in which case same temperature and a tiny bit longer. I'd do 25F lower, add a couple minutes. Keep tasting until they taste done

Do you freeze them on sheets, ready to go into the oven? I usually bake cookies, and then freeze. No room in my freezer for cookie sheets. Only tried frozen dough once, when I found choc chip cookie dough discs on sale at the grocery store.
 

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Yes, freeze them on sheets... usually I scoop out some to bake now (double check the flour is right amount), scoop out the rest for later. If your freezer is too small for a cookie sheet, scoop them out on a plate, a pan lid, anything flat. And you can scoop them all touching/close together. Then, once frozen, transfer to a freezer storage bag to keep them fresh tasting.
Works great!
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A big fund raiser at my children's elementary school was frozen cookie balls. Their instructions were to go straight from freezer to oven.
 

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Yes, freeze them on sheets... usually I scoop out some to bake now (double check the flour is right amount), scoop out the rest for later. If your freezer is too small for a cookie sheet, scoop them out on a plate, a pan lid, anything flat. And you can scoop them all touching/close together. Then, once frozen, transfer to a freezer storage bag to keep them fresh tasting.
Works great!
=)
Kk..
Brilliant, thanks. I'm sure that's how they made the little frozen dough discs I bought, but it seemed like a lot of work to me to clear out the freezer for a sheet, then scrape them all into a tub, then back onto a clean sheet for baking. One more thing to put on the shopping list for our B&B2B: 2nd freezer!
Normally when I freeze baked cookies, I just toast them in the oven for a bit to revive the crunch. Much faster for those really bad cravings!
 

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A big fund raiser at my children's elementary school was frozen cookie balls. Their instructions were to go straight from freezer to oven..
what a great fundraiser idea! how did they keep them frozen? were they kept in the school freezer? just thinking about the logistics of that.
huge raffle success i know of is 2x a month cookies.
 

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We always make our cookies in big batches, roll in large balls, and freeze on a tray. Once frozen, we toss them in a zip lock for storage.
Put them frozen into the oven and bake the regular time. Do the same with muffins. Bake and freeze and pop in a ziplock. Put frozen into the oven for the same baking time.
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A big fund raiser at my children's elementary school was frozen cookie balls. Their instructions were to go straight from freezer to oven..
what a great fundraiser idea! how did they keep them frozen? were they kept in the school freezer? just thinking about the logistics of that.
huge raffle success i know of is 2x a month cookies.
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noodle-inn said:
what a great fundraiser idea! how did they keep them frozen? were they kept in the school freezer? just thinking about the logistics of that.
huge raffle success i know of is 2x a month cookies.
Oh no, you haven't been bombarded with those dough fundraisers yet! I get calls all the time and it makes me so mad, I have my own kids who have to beg for funds, thank you very much!
"Well I just thought since you ran a bed and breakfast you would want to buy this dough"
I think sam's club sells it as well.
 

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I roll my cookie dough into a log. Freeze it. Slice and bake. That reminds me, I've got some white chocolate chip macadamia nut dough in the freezer. Gotta go!
 

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Prepare the cookie dough.
Scoop into balls & place on cookie sheets (or whatever) and place in freezer.
Once firm, put cookie dough balls in a zip lock bag, label & back in freezer.
I bake mine straight from the freezer at 400F in a convection oven for 8 minutes. Cool slightly & remove to wire rack. They come out perfectly.
 
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