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Savannah Family Photographer | What’s Cooking | Freezer Cookies

This basic cookie dough is easy to whip up, scoop out, and freeze. Some simple changes provide 3 different cookies, chocolate chip, m&m, and double chocolate chip. What a great treat to have on hand for a sweet something any day of the week!

premade homemade cookies in freezer bags

Basic Ingredients


  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Ingredients for variations

  • chocolate chips
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • m&ms

ingredients for three types of cookies

Making the Basic Dough

For the basic cookie recipe you will want the butter and egg at room temperature. Start by beating the butter and sugar together until smooth, add in the egg and vanilla and continue to beat until incorporated.

Once you’ve completed this aspect of the basic dough you will choose which of the variation you want to make.

For the m&m cookies: Slowly add 2 1/4 cup flour and baking soda. Mix well.

For the chocolate chip cookies: Slowly add 2 1/4 cup flour and baking soda. Mix well. Once the flour is mixed in add the chocolate chips

For the double chocolate chip cookies: Slowly add 2 cups of flour, 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, and backing soda. Mix well. Once dry ingredients are mixed in add the chocolate chips.

Once you have your dough whipped up, use a scoop to portion out on a half pan lined with parchment paper.

cookies scooped onto sheet pans

Freezing the Dough

Stick the sheet pan in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. Once they are “flash frozen” you can bag them up into gallon freezer bags.

cookies on sheet pan and cookies in freezer bag

Ready to Bake

When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350. Take out the number of cookies you wish to bake and place them on a baking sheet. Bake 11-13 minutes. If you are making m&m cookies you will stick 3 m&ms into the cookies right when you take them out of the oven.

making m&m cookies

Easy Peasy 

There you have it! An easy basic dough that can easily make 3 different cookies. Being able to freeze them to pull a cookie or two here and there makes it even better!

three types of cookies on one plate

Looking for more easy desserts?

Check out the links below for some of my other favorite easy desserts!

Cinnamon Rolls

Blueberry Upside Down Cake


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Working on my dream and meeting special families along the way, I believe everyone deserves amazing photographs which capture the moments in life that bring them joy. I photograph families, like yours, who wish they could freeze time, even for just a second, and always remember the special moments of life.

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