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Please can anyboy give me a few ideas and explanation on how i go about producing homemade cookie dough but making it last for a resonable amount of time in the freezer? What preservative options do i
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Preservatives in my homemade cookie dough? i need preservative ideas please

posted at 10/3/2011 3:59 AM EDT
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Please can anyboy give me a few ideas and explanation on how i go about producing homemade cookie dough but making it last for a resonable amount of time in the freezer?
What preservative options do i have? Please help.

Re: Preservatives in my homemade cookie dough? i need preservative ideas please

posted at 10/3/2011 9:27 AM EDT
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The cookie dough should last for a while without using any preservatives.  Mix up the dough then you can do one of several things.
1. Make scoops of the dough and freeze the scoops, the size you would usually put on a cookie sheet.  When you want a cookie or a batch just take the frozen scoop out of the freezer and let it thaw and then bake.
2. Freeze in a small plastic zip top bag.  Just freeze the amount you would use for a dozen or so cookies. Pat the bag flat. When you want cookies remove from freezer and cut into squares and place the squares onto the cookie sheet. 
3. Roll the dough into a log form.  Wrap well and freeze.  Just slice and bake.

The nice thing about home made is that you don't have the preservatives.  Just double wrap the dough to make sure it does not pick up off flavors or odors.  The dough should stay for quite some time.  I would say you would be fine if you made dough now for Christmas cookies.
The more delicate the dough, a butter cookie or a spritz might be best made closer to when you plan on baking them.  There is more of a chance for the delicate flavored cookies to pick up odors from the refrigerator or freezer.

Re: Preservatives in my homemade cookie dough? i need preservative ideas please

posted at 10/4/2011 1:55 PM EDT
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Please can anyboy give me a few ideas and explanation on how i go about producing homemade cookie dough but making it last for a resonable amount of time in the freezer? What preservative options do i have? Please help.
Posted by candice b


Hi Candice, here is a web site that will take the guess work out of storage http://www.stilltasty.com/   Just type in the food and what you want to do with it. Frozen cookie dough is good for 4-6 months when properly packaged.Save this for future reference it will save you money in the long run.Hope this helps!

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