Freezing homemade chocolate chip cookies

Once again, I like to double my chocolate chip cookie dough and freeze a portion for fresh cookies whenever we want. I also like to make extra for the kid’s lunches.
Sometimes I will bake extra cookies and freeze the baked cookies to keep them fresh for a while. This is a great way to keep them fresh for lunches for a week or two.

Other times, I will measure out the cookie dough with my stainless steel scoop and put as many as I can on a chopping board. This goes straight into my freezer for an hour or so until they are solid. Then I pop them into a freezer bag with the temperature on the bag and the number of minutes to bake just in case hubby gets a craving or unexpected company comes and we need a sweet treat. One time, we baked a batch when we found out about a birthday. Then we put the cooled cookies into a pretty tin with a ribbon and gave it as a birthday present. Whew, saved by freezer cooking.

Either method works well to keep the cookies fresh. Plus it allows you to have preservative free cookies fresh from the oven anytime. It’s worth it to have extra butter and chocolate chips on hand to make a double batch to freeze!

Double batch recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

4 sticks butter, softened (defrost in microwave for 15-30 seconds)

4 eggs

2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. salt

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

3 cups white whole wheat flour (we like King Arthur or use 6 cups Eagle Mills)

4 tsp. vanilla

(2) 12-ounce bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Cream 4 sticks butter with 2 cups white sugar and 2 cups brown sugar. Add 4 eggs. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add 4 tsp. vanilla and mix in chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Cool one minute and remove from baking sheet and cool on wire racks. Freeze extra cookie dough balls to enjoy later.

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About brownjackie624
I'm a "Mom on a Mission for Christ" providing food for my family while opening my arms to the poor and needy. I have a passion for equipping others to be on mission with me through freezer cooking tutorials, teaching, speaking and writing. Join a community of women who love sharing the love of God by visiting http://www.momonamission.me

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