In preparation for visiting friends and family I have stocked my freezer with frozen cookie dough. I don't know why I haven't thought to do this in the past. I made a variety of cookie dough, and using my handy ice cream scoop, portioned cookies onto a baking sheet, which I then froze. When completely hard, I transferred the balls to a ziplock bag and now have several dozen cookies ready for baking and entertaining.
My plan isn't to bake them all at once, but rather to pull a few out as needed so that I can always have fresh baked cookies on hand. Making these has me thinking about the upcoming school year (it's coming so soon), and how I should do this several times before Labour Day, so I can have a plethora of cookies to choose from for school lunches or classes parties. Making the dough was a cinch and baking them off even easier.