Q: My goal this holiday season is to make things in big batches ahead of time and freeze the extras. This way I have good home-cooked food to bring to parties and events without all the work and stress.
My question is: which is better to freeze, cookie dough or baked cookies?
Sent by Jen
Editor: Jen, we would probably vote for cookie dough, since nothing beats a truly fresh-baked cookie. But we would recommend scooping the dough and freezing it solid on cookie sheets, then sealing the frozen in lumps in bags for longer storage. Then each cookie is already pre-formed; all you have to do is throw a dozen on a cookie sheet and bake.
Here are a couple of helpful posts on freezing dough and cookies:
• Tip: Freezing Cookie Dough
• Tips for Freezing Holiday (or Any Day) Cookies
Readers, any thoughts on freezing cookies ahead of time?
Related: How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies (Without a Mixer)
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