- 1 Can you bake frozen cookie dough without thawing?
- 2 How long does it take to bake frozen cookie dough?
- 3 What temperature do you bake frozen cookies?
- 4 Can I bake cookies from frozen?
- 6 Is it better to freeze cookie dough or baked cookies?
- 7 How long should you bake cookies at 350?
- 8 Can I freeze cookie dough to bake later?
- 9 How do you reheat frozen cookies in the oven?
- 10 Can you bake cookies at 375?
- 11 How do you thaw frozen cookies?
- 12 How do you properly freeze cookies?
- 13 Do frozen cookies go bad?
- 14 Does freezing cookies keep them fresh?
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!
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.
Bake the cookies whenever you want them! Preheat a regular oven or toaster oven to 350˚F. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Place frozen cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart on the sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown.
How to bake frozen cookie dough: You can either let the dough completely defrost overnight in the fridge or for a couple hours at room temperature and bake just as the recipe originally instructed. Remove however many balls of dough you need from the freezer and place on a parchment-lined baking pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place frozen cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12-13 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks and cool completely.
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.
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.
Most cookie doughs freeze well for up to 3 months. Drop Cookies: Shape the cookie dough into balls as you would when preparing to bake them. Place them on a silicone- or parchment-lined sheet. Freeze for an hour (or until solid) and transfer to a freezer zip-top bag.
Most bakers prefer to use the oven, as it helps the cookies stay moist without loosing crispiness. To reheat the cookies this way, place them on sheets and bake them at 300 degrees for about five to ten minutes.
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.
To thaw frozen cookies, take them out of the container in which they were stored and spread them out until they come to room temperature. From there, you can decorate them as needed, serve them, or, if necessary, refresh them in a 325º oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
For cookies that are already baked, here’s how to freeze them successfully for up to two months.
- 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.
Regular Old Frozen Cookie Dough If you store it in your fridge, you can usually expect this cookie dough to last about 1 to 2 weeks past the “best by” date. In your freezer, frozen raw cookie dough can actually last 9 to 12 months, giving you plenty of time to use it before it goes bad.
Freezing is the best way to store cookies long term. Freezing a freshly baked cookie preserves that fresh flavor and texture so you can enjoy it any time. For best results, let your cookies cool completely, and then freeze right away.