Freezing Cookie Dough

Most cookie doughs can be stored in the freezer. However, do not freeze dough containing sour cream or cream cheese. After mixing the dough, chill it in the refrigerator until firm. Then shape it into a large ball or square. Wrap in freezer paper, then place in a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw dough in the refrigerator before baking. For drop cookies, you can place individual cookie portions onto waxed paper-lined cookie sheets and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to labeled freezer bags. Remove as many portions as you need and bake, making sure to add additional baking time.