Addicting Freezable Cookie Dough Recipe

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Best make ahead cookie dough recipe

Easy & Convenient Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Freezer Cookies

If you have heard of Nieman Marcus cookies this is a Nieman Marcus copy cat cookie recipe that I have had for years. I love to make these cookies. They become an addiction to anyone that makes them.

This might sound crazy, but this recipe has a cookie yield of over 100 cookies! I am never in the mood for cooking that many cookies all in one afternoon, plus I like to eat my cookie hot and fresh from the oven, so I do something different instead. I use this as a freezable cookie dough recipe.

I make all the cookie dough at once, then I cook about 1-2 dozen cookies and freeze the rest of the cookie dough. The next time I’m craving some cookies I take a log of the make-ahead cookie dough out of my freezer, cut it into slices, and cook it up in the oven. Bam! Freezer cookies!

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Mixing the Freezable Cookie Dough

I like to mix my cookies in my Bosch, but a KitchenAid works really well too. You could potentially mix this by hand but since we’re making such a big batch of cookies for freezing, it would probably take a LONG time.

Freezer cookies on a silpat mat

Baking Tip

I love to bake my cookies on my Silpat or my other silicone baking mats because it helps them bake evenly and turn out extra fab! I always bake 1-2 dozen cookies after making the dough and freeze the rest of the dough for later.

freezable cookie dough recipe

How to Freeze the Cookie Dough

Lay your cookie dough out like a tube about 3 inches in diameter across a sheet of aluminum foil. I make these tubes about 12 inches long. I do not want them too long to fit in my freezer.

freezer cookie dough roll

I usually form about 3 tubes of cookie dough for the freezer if I have cooked a few dozen cookies already. After you make your logs you just have to put them in the freezer, it’s really easy.

chocolate chip cookie dough

Baking the Frozen Cookie Dough

When you’re ready to prepare some cookies, simply slice the frozen cookie dough in 1/2 inch slices and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

Freezable cookie dough

How to Get Perfectly Round Freezer Cookies

If you want your cookies to turn out perfectly round you just have to take more care forming your tube into a perfect circle before freezing. My family does not care if the cookies have an occasional flat end. You could also follow the method Missy posted in the comments (Thanks!) to get some perfectly round cookies.

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Freezable cookie dough recipe

Addicting Freezable Cookie Dough Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 25mins | Cook Time: 10-90 min
Yield: 112 cookies | Serves: 112

Ingredients

  • 5 cups blended oatmeal (measure after they are blended)
  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 24 oz. chocolate chips
  • 1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (coursly cut up) sometimes I use milk, butterscotch or white chips, I have also used other candy bars and M&M’s
  • 3 cups chopped nuts (your choice) I love ALMONDS

Instructions

  1. Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  2. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
  3. Preparing For the Freezer: Lay your cookie dough out like a tube about 3 inches in diameter across a sheet of aluminum foil. I make these tubes about 12 inches long. I do not want them too long to fit in my freezer.
  4. Prepare after Freezing: Simply slice frozen cookie dough in 1/2 inch slices on place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Ingredients: Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Brown Sugar, Butter, Chocolate Chips, Egg, Flour, Granulated Sugar, Salt, Vanilla Extract
Meal Type: Desserts, Meatless
Categories: Cookies and Treats, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal, Oven

Comments & Reviews

  • missy

    While I would never turn down any kind of chocolate chip cookie, I prefer to form my dough into balls, lay them all on a cookie sheet, put them in the freezer until they are firm (flash freeze), and then toss them into a ziplock bag, and re-freeze them. That way, when you bake them, they are still a pretty shape, and the choc. chips, don’t get cut into funny shapes. And they can lay flat in your freezer!

  • Cathy Yoder

    From what I’ve heard, there may need to be some adjustments made to the flour ratio. Otherwise, I think it would turn out? If you do try, please let me know how it goes!

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