Perhaps one of the most faqs when baking cookies is: how will you decrease preparation time for parties or special events? The response is easy; freeze your dough or cookies in advance.
Most cookie dough freezes very well and can be kept frozen for 4 or 6 weeks. The main thing to bear in mind would be that the dough will absorb any odd odors within your freezer whether it's not properly wrapped and sealed. To avoid odors from creeping in to the dough, as well as protecting against freezer burn, wrap the dough securely twice. Also ensure that the dough is located from fish or any other strong smelling items in the freezer. Oxygen is another leading reason behind freezer burn. Should you put the dough into a freezer bag rather than wrapping with plastic wrap then follow this tip: when closing the bag, leave a ¼-inch gap in a single corner. Insert a drinking straw, suck out all excess air in the bag, and then close tightly.
If you are prepared to bake, simply allow dough defrost in the refrigerator. It will require a long time to thaw the dough, so plan ahead. The types of cookie dough that freeze the best are shortbreads, chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar, and brownies, merely to name a few. The types of cookie dough that not freeze well are those for cake-like cookies and cookies that contain an extremely smooth, runny batter.
Freezing baked cookies is a superb way to preserve their freshness. Baked cookies could keep in the freezer for 3 or 4 weeks. Follow the same steps as when freezing dough by double-wrapping the cookies. If you are prepared to eat your frozen cookies, just let them come to room temperature. Or for you impatient types, pop them in the microwave on high for approximately 30 seconds. We still haven't stumbled upon a baked cookie it doesn't freeze well. So when planning the next other dressing up event, think about preparing and freezing in advance.