The “Make and Take” party serves dessert!

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So you love the “Make and Take” party idea! You got the help of Colorado Party Rentals to set up your prepping stations. The workload is shared among all of your friends, and you leave with a load of treats ready to go! Whether it’s laundry detergent or dessert, there is nothing better than scratching something off of your list!

Cookie Dough idea for your Make and Take Party

Today’s post brings you another fabulous idea… Cookie dough!  Why would someone want to stockpile cookie dough? Aside from the obvious reason that no one can resist a hot-from-the-oven cookie. It could also be that you just may have an unexpected visitor or Fall breezes may have tempted you to get in the kitchen and bake. Maybe you have a game night approaching and need an extra treat! Any excuse to spend time with your friends is enough. So gather in the kitchen and batch mix several dozen batches of cookie dough. Whatever your reasons, here is what you need to know to get started on preparing cookie dough for your freezer!

Freezer party cookie night

Tip 1: Freeze according to the type of cookie dough.

It is easiest to think of recipes in categories.  Chunky cookies (chocolate chip, nutty, raisins), cut out cookies, (sugar cookies, holiday cookies ) and slice and bake style (like a shortbread or sandies).

For chunky cookies: Freeze in scooped pre -portioned cookie sizes. A greased ice cream scooper can work well. For chunky cookies scoop out one cookie size and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze dough balls for 6 hours on the sheet. Once solid, you can store the frozen balls in a zip-top freezer bag.

Ice Cream Sandwich dessert ideasFor slice and bake: this dough will be shaped into a log and wrapped. When you’re ready to cook, slice to your desired thickness. Store logs in a zip-top freezer bag.

For cut -out cookies: prepare the dough in pie crust sized discs and layer with wax paper, then wrap and freeze. When you are ready to bake, remove logs and thaw for 2-3 minutes before slicing.

Tip 2: Thaw and bake tips.

Nearly all types of doughs can be baked directly out of the freezer without thawing. You just need to add 2-3 minutes extra of cook time. However, if you prefer, you can let the frozen portioned dough sit for 20 minutes before placing in the oven.

Dessert Bar party Tip 3:  Choosing a recipe.

Any cookies with a lot of fat or butter in the recipe tend to freeze well. Delicate cookies with a thin, runny batter don’t freeze well. Bar cookies work perfectly in the freezer!

Take the chance to have fun with friends in the kitchen. Make your cookie dough prepping time into a party, yes the Make and Take. You’ll then stock up everyone’s freezers with cookie dough. And you’ll all enjoy fresh from the oven baked cookies when needed, and it will surely be a great night with your friends sharing recipes and laughs!

 

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