Simple Holiday Gift Idea: Frozen Cookie Dough

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As I mentioned before, we get a lot of holiday treats. Which we love. But a couple of years ago I decided that instead of giving one more plate of _(insert yummy treat here)______ we should give some of our very favoritest cookies in the pre-cooked phase. Then the receiver could choose when they want to enjoy their treats. Think Pillsbury only tastier. And the chances of you having your favorite cookie ingredients on hand is much more likely than peppermint extract (though I do think they are worth it). You also don’t have to wait for all of the cookies to come out of the oven and rush over to your friends houses while they are still warm. If that’s your kind of thing.

All you need to do is:

Make your favorite cookie dough.
Flash freeze it:

put it on a foil lined cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 mins.

While waiting, bake some just to make sure they taste ok. ;)

Pull them out of the freezer.
They look the same but harder.
Simple gift idea
Put cookies in a ziploc bag

and then in a container.

Add a sticker label.


  1. Simona says

    This is awesome!
    I briefly wondered one day if there is a way to make your own pre-made dough and save it. Never investigated any further on this though. Thanks for these great instructions!

  2. sweetjeanette says

    Love, Love, LOVE this idea!!! I've given frozen homemade chicken pot pies for gifts before, but never thought of doing the sweet-treat route!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Hey! You should totally come and link up on for the "Very Merry Christmas Party" meme! Would love to have you share this with the readers!!!

  3. carlisle clan conversation... says

    You are a genius1 Can I be your neighbor? Have fun with Jess this week! Merry Christmas! XOXO

  4. Our Family says

    That's a great idea! I really like the way you just HAVE to bake some while the others are freezing in order to make sure they taste okay. LOL Merry Christmas! :) Lana