Good morning all,
I'm wondering if I could make the NFSC dough today and use it closer to Christmas? Any thoughts? I've looked around before posting this but couldn't see an answer anywhere....thanks for any thoughts on this!
Yes, you can. Depending on how long you want to wait to bake, it might be best to freeze it.
I haven't had any problems freezing my left over NFSC dough in the past. I don't see how it would be any different freezing a fresh batch if that's what you want to do. Just make sure to have ample defrost time!
I make mine and freeze the leftovers all the time.You need to bring it back to room temperature though when you use it ..I microwave mine in 5 sec intervals and it gets nice and soft.
i always freeze my dough, it makes such large batch that when i make it a whole batch i freeze half. i wouldn't recommend microwaving it tho unless your in a pinch. it can melt the butter in the dough and cause it to seep out and dry out if your not careful. it might be easier just to leave on the counter overnight
Thanks for all the tips!
I freeze it wrapped in waxed paper all the time. It definitely takes hours to thaw if left on counter. I tried microwaving for a couple of minutes at a time ON 10% POWER-- the lowest I have--and it worked fine. I was afraid of it melting the butter or acting weird, but it did not seem to. I was VERY careful about the power and checking it a lot-- turning it over sometimes too.
I go so far as to even cut out the cookies shapes and freeze them on a cookie sheet used as bottom support. I cut my shapes, lay them on the same size pieces of parchment paper, layer them, one more layer of parchment on top, then wrap the whole thing in plastic and store in my freezer. When it's time to bake, I pull a sheet off and place it on a different cookie sheet, pop it in the oven (I always bake mine semi-frozen) and have fresh cookies in just minutes! The beauty of this is that I can bake a dozen or bake more if need be!
all these answers are great!!!