Unless you absolutely want to bake a few dozen cookies in a day, you’ll want to save the leftover cookie dough. The best way to do so is to utilize your freezer and freeze you cookie dough.
Why is this a good idea? For one, if you freeze cookie dough, it prevents waste. It’s also convenient for those moments you’ve a late-night craving for cookies and don’t want to mix together fresh cookie dough, or bake off a batch of 3 dozen cookies. Having frozen cookie dough on hand is also great for when when you’ve guests coming over at the last minute for tea or coffee. Freeze your cookie dough ahead, and everyone will think you’re some kind of baking superhero. Most cookie dough freezes safely for up to 6 months, but let’s be honest– it’ll be finished before then!