Roll the dough into balls and place on a tray lined with waxed paper.
Place the tray in the freezer and freeze for up to an hour. Transfer frozen cookie dough balls into a freezer-safe bag or container, label it, and freeze for up to 3 months.
To bake the cookies, place them on a baking sheet approximatley 2 inches apart. Bake according to the recipe instructions, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the baking time.
Freezing Cookie Dough Logs or Rolls
Make the batter following the instructions. Shape the dough into one log or several logs.
Wrap the cookie dough log in waxed paper and then place it in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container, label it, and freeze for up to 3 months.
To bake, remove the log from the freezer and let it set at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes. Heat the oven according to the cookie instructions. Then slice the roll and place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake.
Some cookie doughs are better than others for freezing. These include, cookies with a high-fat content, like chocolate chip cookies. Not recommended for freezing are delicate cookies such as macarons or meringue cookies.