Baking Tip: Freeze Orphaned Cookie Dough for Later

Whenever I make a batch of cookies, it seems inevitable that I will have two or three leftover scoops of dough that will not fit on the cookie sheet no matter how I hard I try. Rather than do another round in the oven for just a few cookies, a friend of mine suggested I freeze these orphaned scoops.

Brilliant! Almost all cookie dough freezes beautifully and pre-portioned scoops can go straight in the oven from the freezer. These orphaned scoops make a great mid-week treat when other desserts are scarce. If you collect enough of them, you can make a whole sheet of "grab-bag" mystery cookies — a fun idea for a casual dinner party!

Do you ever do this?

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