So…I can’t take credit for this tip but I will give credit to my sister’s friend Tiff for this awesome tip. Tip is being used with permission 🙂 .

Want to be the mom with the cookies fresh from the oven when the kids grace the threshold? Want to bring cookies to a friend’s house but don’t want to make them ahead of time? Want to get a jumpstart on those Christmas cookies – start now! Or how about just for those days when you want one or two cookies fresh from the oven and don’t want to make a whole batch? This tip has you covered for all of those instances and probably some more. Best thing about this tip? I’m pretty sure you can use this tip/technique for any drop cookie in your repertoire.Game Changing Make-Ahead Cookie Tip via Clean MamaReady for the tip? Of course you are!

Start by making your favorite batch of drop cookie – I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe from The Back In The Day Bakery Cookbook.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Prep via Clean Mama

The Best Make Ahead Cookie Tip:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough via Clean Mama

Instead of dropping the cookies on a cookie sheet you’re going to scoop the dough into a 1 gallon zip top bag and freeze it.

Put Dough in a Zip Top Bag via Clean Mama

Press out the air, seal the bag, and flatten the dough into a square disc.

Squish Dough Into a Zip Top Bag via Clean Mama

Label and freeze – keep in your freezer for one to two months.

Cut Coookie Dough Out of Bag via Clean Mama

When you are ready to bake the cookies, take the out of the bag and put on a cutting board. Do this when it’s slightly frozen – it’s easier to cut and remove from the bag. Using a large knife, cut the dough into the squares.

Cookie Dough Tip Close-Up via Clean MamaIf the recipe calls for 24 cookies, cut the dough into 24 squares, or make them cookies smaller or larger to suit your needs.

Place Dough On Parchment-Lined Cookie Sheet via Clean Mama

Place the cookie ‘pucks’ on baking sheets and bake in your preheated oven for the allotted time. (I let them sit for a few minutes to thaw before putting them in the oven, but I have found that they bake better when they are still very cold.)  The cookies come out perfectly round and beautiful EVERY time!

Bake as Usual via Clean Mama

Enjoy! Don’t you just love this tip?

Game Changing Cookie Tip via Clean Mama copy