Cookie dough gift idea


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!

Cookie dough Christmas gift idea

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.

cookie dough


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.

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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.

freezing cookie dough

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.

How to freeze cookie dough

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You can download these free printable tags HERE. These are for personal use only. If you pin this post, please pin directly from this post and not the images. Thank you!

cookie dough printable

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.

cookie dough gift idea



So let’s hear it… have you got all your gifts passed out?

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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17 comments on “Cookie dough gift idea”

  1. This is SUCH a good idea! Maybe include the recipe too in case they want to make the cookies again! I love getting new recipes, especially cookies so that would be kinda cool! I really love this. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

  2. I’m done passing out the cookie trays to my neighbors but this is a great idea for next year.

  3. Day before Christmas Eve . We just moved to our first home two weeks ago. Between unpacking and all the snow in upstate NY we haven’t had time to meet neighbors. This is a great idea with time running out to make a big batch of dough then say hello to the neighbiends . Also for friends who helped us move. What a super idea. Thanks for sharing and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours. Trish

  4. I have *so much* cookie dough on hand at all times in my freezer in ziplocks just like this! It’s great for when you just want to bake 2-4 cookies (so you don’t eat like 6 at once LOL) and what a great gift – I need to do this! Pinned

  5. Love this idea! It’s something we can do easily and it’s fun!

  6. I love the whole idea—how clever!!! Thanks for sharing — Carol

  7. Hi! Wondering where you purchased the aluminum containers. LOVE the idea. 

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this – such a simple idea with great impact!!

    I have two questions — which size cookie scoop did you use, and what size is this container? I like that you don’t have space for the balls to roll around in the packaging! 

    • I have a little ice cream scoop – it’s about an inch wide – and the little tins were purchased at the dollar store. :)

  9. Enrichment….You must be
    LDS. Greetings from the Miramar Ward in South Florida!

  10. Awesome ideas!!! I am from Ohio as well! 😊

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