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Frozen Gourmet Cookie Dough 
by Michelle Jones, Founder of

For cookie lovers around the world, there are not many things better than a warm, freshly baked, chocolate chip cookie right from the oven. Years ago, I figured out that if I saved the remaining cookie dough in the fridge to bake later in the week, my family could have those warm fresh baked cookies any time. The only problem, cookie dough should only be kept in the fridge for one week.

That was my dilemma; before I learned how to make homemade frozen gourmet cookie dough. I figured it out when our children had their first fundraising program at school selling "Frozen Gourmet Cookie Dough". Of course, to help the school raise money we ordered one of the high priced 3 pound containers for about $12. As an avid cookie baker, I also wanted to see if the cookies were that good. And yes, they were good. Quite good. After the cookie dough was all gone, I checked out the variety of frozen doughs at the grocery store. The prices were almost as outrageous.

So, I came up with a better plan. Hating to waste extra money on something I can make myself, I put that $12 empty container of frozen cookie dough from the school to good use. It’s a perfect size for the freezer. With a black permanent marker I wrote through the company name. It now reads, "Mom’s Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies"!

Now when we make chocolate chip cookie dough I bake only one batch (a dozen cookies). This provides our six family members a perfect serving of two cookies each. Then, I place the remaining dough into my Gourmet Cookie container (any airtight container would also work just as well), and place it in the freezer so it will stay nice and fresh. And there’s no rush to bake the cookies up in one week because frozen cookie dough keeps fresh in the freezer for 3-6 months.

In addition to making chocolate chip cookie dough, you could make and freeze just about any kind of cookies you want!

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