- 1 Can you bake frozen cookie dough without thawing?
- 2 Can you bake cookie dough from frozen?
- 3 How do you bake cookies after freezing dough?
- 4 How long does frozen cookie dough take to cook?
- 5 How do you thaw frozen cookie dough?
- 6 How do you defrost frozen cookie dough?
- 7 Is it better to freeze cookie dough or baked cookies?
- 8 Can you bake cookies at 375?
- 9 How long should you bake cookies at 350?
- 10 What is the best way to freeze cookies?
- 11 Can you freeze cookie dough with egg?
- 12 What is the best frozen cookie dough?
When baking frozen cookie dough, you do not have to thaw the cookie dough. Simply place the frozen, pre-scooped cookie dough onto a baking sheet and bake for 2-3 minutes longer than the original recipe recommends. That’s it!
There’s no need to thaw frozen drop cookie dough in order to bake your cookies — in fact, we don’t recommend it. Take the dough balls straight from the freezer and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Be sure to space them however your recipe indicates to allow for some spreading.
Freezing Cookie Dough Rolled in Cinnamon or Sugar When you are ready to bake, remove the balls from the freezer, let sit for 30 minutes, pre-heat the oven, then roll into topping. No need to bake for an extra minute or two since the cookies have defrosted a little.
Store frozen cookie dough pucks in an airtight container. When you are ready to bake the frozen dough pucks, preheat your oven to 375°. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
The frozen dough can be defrosted by following the steps below:
- Use a microwave safe plate and spray with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
- Place the frozen cookie dough on the plate.
- Cover with microwavable plastic wrap.
- Microwave for 10 seconds on the defrost or 30% power setting.
- Check the defrosted dough.
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- Merrill recommends putting dough near a warm stove, and pounding it with a rolling pin once it starts to soften.
- Trena cuts the dough into smaller pieces using a pastry cutter, figuring that they will come to room temperature faster.
In most cases, I prefer to freeze cookie dough over freezing baked cookies. That way, you still get the nice homemade smell and softness of the cookies when they come out of the oven. But if you want to get the whole job done, you can certainly bake the cookies, then freeze them later.
Bake at 375 degrees F until golden and tender, 12 to 15 minutes. For crispy-cakey cookies: Bake the cookies at 425 degrees F until golden and crunchy on the outside, 8 to 10 minutes. For chewy cookies: Use 1 cup light brown sugar and 1/4 cup corn syrup and omit the granulated sugar.
Oven Temperature Generally, cookies are baked in a moderate oven — 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) — for 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie. For chewy cookies, allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Be sure the cookies are completely cooled before freezing. Place the cookies into an airtight container lined with aluminum foil or plastic food wrap. For best results, wrap the cookies individually in plastic food wrap.
You can avoid the issues with cookie dough in a few ways. First of all, make sure you use the freshest eggs possible when you make your cookie dough. You should always be using the freshest ingredients you have on hand, but with eggs, you will have less risk of disease if you use fresh ones.
Many chefs agreed that Nestlé Toll House’s chocolate chip cookie dough is a clear winner. Other top contenders include Trader Joe’s chunky chocolate chip cookie dough, Whole Foods 365 sugar cookie dough, and Sweet Loren’s cookie dough. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.