Looking for a last minute neighbor gift? This cookie dough gift idea is perfect! Sometimes it’s nice to have cookie dough pre-made in the fridge or freezer. I like it for making pizookie’s. Mmm… soo good!
Whip up a batch of your favorite cookie dough (click HERE for the recipe I used) then package it up so your neighbors can save them for later.
How to freeze cookie dough
It’s important to freeze the dough first to help keep the ball form. All you need to do is scoop the cookie dough with a cookie scoop or spoon onto a pan lined with parchment paper.
Then place the balls in the freezer for about 20 minutes. This will make it so they don’t stick together when you place them in a package or Ziploc bag.
If you double the batch, you can freeze some for YOU for those desperate times. ;) Just place the cookie dough balls in a Ziplock bag and the cookie dough will be good for 6 months. When you pull them out just let them sit on the pan while the oven warms up to help them thaw out.
For these tags I printed them out on sticker paper and then cut them out with my 2 inch circle punch. You could also print them out on plain card stock and cut it out with scissors and glue them on.
So let’s hear it… have you got all your gifts passed out?
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Can you link the packaging. Thank you
Hi Kristine – you can find the packaging labels under the “Free download” section. Just enter your name and email and it will lead you to the PDF. If you have any issues, feel free to email email@example.com and we will help you out!
Do they bake them in the tin? Don’t they spread into one another when they bake? Thanks!
The tin is just for packaging the cookie dough :) I’d recommend baking them on a baking sheet so they have room to spread a little :)
What an Amazing website! love all the recipes and all the different ideas and tips, etc!
Your original recipe for chocolate chip cookies calls for them to bake at 375 for 8-10 min, but the frozen “gift” cookie balls say 350 for same time. Could you please tell me which is the correct? Thanks
Hi Terry! Since these cookie balls are frozen, I cook them at a lower temperature. If you are baking them thawed I would bake at 375.
I loved your frozen cookie dough gift idea! However, I’m baking challenged, so I had a quick question. Does the number of cookies change the time the person would have to heat them in the oven? For example, if I just did six cookies a bag vs. twelve, would the baking time change? Thank you!
6 cookies should still be the same baking time. They will probably just take the lesser amount! :)