Can I Make Dough One Day And Bake The Next Day?

Baking By Mickeebabe Updated 9 Dec 2009 , 10:47pm by Mickeebabe

Mickeebabe Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 8:16pm
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Just wondering if I can make cookie dough on one day and store it in the refrigerator overnight and then bake them the next day?

I am baking tons of different kinds of cookies for Christmas.

Thanks for any help and advice.

Kimberly

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indydebi Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 8:22pm
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Heck, I make cookie dough and bake it the next WEEK!

If you're doing a lot of drop cookies (choc chip, snickerdoodles, etc.) I'd go ahead and scoop them out and freeze the cookie dough balls. Then you can take them directly from freezer to oven on baking day. WAY faster and easier!

bonniebakes Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 8:41pm
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I roll out my cut-out cookie dough one day and bake it the next sometimes. My suggestion is that you wrap it well in plastic wrap - otherwise I've found the edges get a little dry and crumbly.

AllyR Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 8:42pm
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I do this all the time! In fact, I hardly ever bake the same day. If I am really on my game, I will make the dough, roll out and cut my sugar cookies, then freeze them cut on the trays. I can just pop them in the oven when I need/want them! But usually I mix up the dough one night, bake the next night, and decorate the 3rd night.

Happy Holiday Baking!

bonniebakes Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 8:43pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Heck, I make cookie dough and bake it the next WEEK!

If you're doing a lot of drop cookies (choc chip, snickerdoodles, etc.) I'd go ahead and scoop them out and freeze the cookie dough balls. Then you can take them directly from freezer to oven on baking day. WAY faster and easier!




indydebi - when you do that, do you freeze the balls on a flat sheet, then store them in a tupperware-like container until ready to use, or just put them in the container right after you scoop?

and... do you defrost the dough before baking or just go straight to the oven from the freezer?

thanks!

indydebi Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 8:48pm
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Originally Posted by bonniebakes

indydebi - when you do that, do you freeze the balls on a flat sheet, then store them in a tupperware-like container until ready to use, or just put them in the container right after you scoop?

and... do you defrost the dough before baking or just go straight to the oven from the freezer?

thanks!



Yes, I freeze them on a flat sheet. It doesn't take long for them to freeze firm enough to move to a rubbermaid/tupperware container. If you have some regular boxes, you can store them in those, too. Just put layers of wax/parchment paper between the layers.

You CAN scoop them directly into a container, with layers of wax/parchment paper betweeen the layers. The ones on the bottom will get a little smooshed, but they still bake up ok. DEFINITELY put some kind of paper liner between the layers.

No, I don't defrost. That's what makes this so great. There are/were times I'd have 7 or 8 different kinds of frozen cookie dough balls in my freezer, so when someone wanted a dozen here or 2 doz there, it was easy just to pick out the ones I needed, slap 'em in the oven and in 20 miutes, I had a cookie order done. No need to fire up the mixer at all. It's especially great when ya get some moron, uh I mean customer, who wants 3 of this kind, 4 of that kind, etc.

CookieMeister Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 9:01pm
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indydebi - I started doing that with the drop cookies after you mentioned it on another post. Since I work a full time job and this is just something on the side for me - WOW, that really helps when I'm running low on time.

bonniebakes Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 9:12pm
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thanks, indydebi! I think this is really going to make my Christmas cookie baking extravaganza a little less hectic this eyar!

Mickeebabe Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 10:05pm
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Thanks for all the wonderful tips and advice. This sure will make my baking this holiday season a lot easier.

You guys are great. icon_biggrin.gif

toleshed Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 11:27pm
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Aah thats great to know indydebi. Thanks so much

TracyLH Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 1:06am
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Oh, I intentionally make my dough the day before. Wrap well in plastic wrap and then put it in a ziploc bag. (Just use ones that don't have a 'smell', if that makes sense. Otherwise your dough and pick up the odor.)

Mickeebabe Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 3:26am
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Since I have the attention of some cookie experts here, I have another question.

Can I make peanut butter cookie dough using my KA stand mixer? Not sure since it's kind of sticky.

Can I make all my cookie doughs in my KA mixer?

Thanks for all the help.

indydebi Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 3:29am
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Originally Posted by Mickeebabe

Since I have the attention of some cookie experts here, I have another question.

Can I make peanut butter cookie dough using my KA stand mixer? Not sure since it's kind of sticky.

Can I make all my cookie doughs in my KA mixer?

Thanks for all the help.


I haven't met a cookie dough yet that wouldn't work in the KA!

Mickeebabe Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 4:31am
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Awesome!! Thanks!!



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Originally Posted by indydebi

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mickeebabe

Since I have the attention of some cookie experts here, I have another question.

Can I make peanut butter cookie dough using my KA stand mixer? Not sure since it's kind of sticky.

Can I make all my cookie doughs in my KA mixer?

Thanks for all the help.

I haven't met a cookie dough yet that wouldn't work in the KA!


motherofgrace Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 4:38am
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yep you can mix them all lol!

Lcubed82 Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 4:46am
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Several of us made 1000 cookies for the nursing home/retirement village, using the "dump" method (cake mix, butter, cream cheese, egg). I used my KA when the recipe said knead by hand. Mine did not fluff up qute as nicely. Next batch, I used my kneading hook- worked perfectly. Also have started using hook to mix in chips, etc.
So yes, I use my KA for all cookies!

Am in the process of several kinds of dec cookies now- yes they do take a while!

Mickeebabe Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 10:47pm
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Thank you to everyone.

I wanted to share something that I received in an email today from Quaker:

http://www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and-recipes/content/baking-101/cookies/storage-and-freezing-cookies.aspx


It's called Baking 101 Cookies and it answers all your questions about storing, freezing, burnt, hard, underdone cookies and a lot more too. Check it out. icon_smile.gif

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