The doorbell rings. Friends are standing at the door for a quick visit and you’re standing there feeling “unprepared,” but you want to be hospitable.

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An easy tip that I learned years ago is to keep rolled cookie dough balls in the freezer.

Actually, my mom would roll it in the shape of a log and would freeze the dough that way.

Next time you’re making cookies, double or triple the batch, so you can pull them out for unexpected guests.

Freezing Dough
1. Mix up dough.
2. Scoop balls of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until firm, 15-20 minutes.
3. Transfer the frozen balls to a freezer-safe container (or Ziploc bag).
4. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Baking Frozen Dough
1. Place the frozen balls on a baking sheet.
2. Bake according to the instructions.
3. Because frozen, add 1-2 extra minutes to baking time.

How do you freeze cookie dough?

How do you feel about being prepared with last-minute treats for unexpected guests?