Tips In Freezing Cookie Dough Properly

Posted in on the 15th April, 2013

Frozen Cookie DoughFreezing cookie dough is a way to lengthen its shelf life. By freezing the dough, it can last for up to 4 or 6 weeks. This allows you to prepare cookies ahead of time and just bake them as needed. This is especially ideal for preparing large batches of cookies for parties and special events. Here are some tips on how to properly freeze that cookie dough if you need to preserve it.

One of the most important things to know when it comes to freezing cookie dough is that the dough can easily absorb odors. If you have other types of food inside the freezer like meat or fish, your cookie dough may likely absorb their odors which can ruin it. In order to prevent the cookie dough from absorbing any unpleasant odor that can affect its taste, make sure that you properly seal and wrap it before freezing it. If possible, try to place the dough away from fish and other strong smelling foodstuff in the freezer.

Another thing that might affect your cookie dough when you freeze it is a thing called freezer burn. It is a condition caused by dehydration and oxidation. Before you freeze the cookie dough, try to take out all the air before you wrap it. When using plastic wrap with your cookie dough, make sure you leave a 1/4-inch gap in one corner. Insert a drinking straw and then try to suck out all the excess air inside before tightly sealing it. This will help prevent freezer burn from occurring.

When it comes time to bake some cookies, take the cookie dough out and place in the refrigerator to thaw. This will take several hours so it is advisable to plan beforehand. The baked cookies can also be frozen in order to preserve their freshness. Just follow the same steps in freezing the dough by double wrapping the baked cookies. And when its time to eat the frozen cookies, just let stand at room temperature or place them in a microwave and run them on high for around 30 seconds.