Saturday, July 14, 2012

Homemade Frozen Cookie Dough

Hello everyone and welcome to the Joy's Life Recipe for Fun Blog Hop!!!!  :)  If you just hopped here from the very talented Patty, you're in the right place!  To start at the beginning click HERE.

I have been so excited for this hop!  I LOVE cooking, and I love collecting recipes...  I have a ton of recipes that I keep in binders, and I also have a collection of cookbooks!  After I show you my project I will share with you my ALL TIME FAVORITE recipe for chocolate chip cookies!  I never use any other chocolate chip cookie recipe now that I have found this one!  I think you will also find that they are the best!

I found this idea for making frozen cookie dough on Pinterest...  During the holidays (for example) we are being given so many cookie platters, candies, etc., etc....  So, someone had the idea of making cookie dough and freezing it to give as a gift to someone.  Then, your friends and family can make the cookies when they are ready to eat them!  What an awesome idea!  This is what I did with my frozen dough...

From My Kitchen- recipe card cut at 3.71", oven mitt cut at 3", wooden spoon cut at 3.47"
Doodletype- "Chocolate Chip Cookies" cut at .61"
Cuttlebug- Argyle
Joy's Life Stamps- Yummy Puns
Blue paper measures 5 3/4 x 5 3/4", and I rounded it with my Crop A Dile using the 1/2" side

Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
(This recipe is from

  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying all of our tasty treats!  You're next stop on this yummy hop is Jeannie

Here's the order, if you need it:


Susan Martin said...

What a fantastic idea! I love it!! Very cute way to gift to someone. So these are good cookies huh? I am going to have to try them.. Vanilla pudding mix huh? Hmmm.. who would have thought! Going to definitely save this recipe and give it a try!

Cattleya said...

Hi Ms amy! i'm a new follower, i definitely save your Chocolate Chip cookie recipe, i must try this. I'm sure my son will love it, i also love baking :D

Georgiana said...

Neat idea. I have never seen someone give frozen cookie dough balls before. My son may just eat that instead of cooking. : )

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations

Marilyn said...

This a a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing

jessica said...

What a GREAT idea!!! Will have to snag this recipe for sure!!
GREAT packaging also!!!
TFS and have a GREAT weekend!!

Ellen Jarvis said...

I L♥O♥V♥E this idea of giving frozen-ready-to-bake cookies at Christmas or whenever. NOM-NOM, I'm stealing this idea!! THanks for sharing!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Fabulous idea to give them frozen! I love how you packaged them and will be trying this recipe for sure!

Liz said...

I also saw the idea on Pinterest, but had not found the right recipe, thank you so much for sharing. As for your project I will be using this idea, it will make a great gift for my co-workers at school! Thanks for sharing.
Liz Seubert

Cricut Chick said...

This is such a great Idea to give these cookies all ready to bake. Sometimes people just aren't able to mix it all up but want a fresh baked cookie! I will for sure use this idea for little Christmas gifts:0

Cricut Chick

Got2BCrafting said...

I know I would love to receive a gift like this! The packaging is so cute... thanks for a great idea!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'll give it a try.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

ScrappinFabPam said...

What a great gift. This is awesome.
Thanks for sharing.

Nina Yang said...

Great idea for gift giving Amy! Looks so yummy! :)

Jennie Garcia said...

What a cool idea!! I LOVE it!! Sounds delicious too!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Patty B said...

Amy, what a cute package you came up with for this blog hop! I love the idea of giving frozen cookie dough! It's a really handy recipe and would be great for me to give to my sister who is so busy with her 2 girls! TFS!!!

Zeus3244 said...

Wow this is a very good idea to froze them before to give away. Great job

Sue D said...

This is a great idea for gift giving and so cutely decorated.

TeresaK said...

I love this idea of the frozen dough! I love your packaging too!
Cute Cute!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Yum! These look good not even cooked yet! Cute way to display them! Carri~abusybee

Lena said...

Yummy, can't wait to make it. Your blog full of awesome creations. I am a new folloer and hope you come visit when you get a chance.

Brenda said...

Love how you decorated your cookie dough box! So cute and a perfect gift for others who don't bake often or don't need as many cookies as a larger family would at one time. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Lisa said...

What an awesome gift idea!! And the cookie recipe looks delicious!! I'm intrigued with the use of vanilla pudding!! Yummy :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Maria Matter said...

Oh you are one smart cookie Amy, this is a great project for our yummy hop and I LOVE Choc chip cookies!!

Mary said...

Sounds so yummy. I never would have thought to put pudding mix in my cookies. I'm going to have to give this recipe a try. I love your project. What a great give away to someone who may be under the weather, or new to the neighborhood!
mary3mom at yahoo dot com

Jeannie from said...

What a fun way to give some cookie dough! Love this idea! I will have to use this idea sometime!

Babe O'Mara said...

What a fabulous idea. Love it. Thanks for sharing.


Christine Kiehl said...

Super cute idea! Makes me want a CC cookie and the same icecream! Boy do I have a GIANT sweettooth now! Thank you for sharing with a new visitor and follower!