Homemade Break ‘n Bake & Other Frozen Cookie Dough Gifts

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 6, 2011

Homemade Break n Bake

Chatting with my friend Becky this weekend about frozen cookie dough gifts. And in the same instant, we both said, “Homemade Break n Bake!” And here they are…

Just spoon them together onto plastic wrap, wax paper or parchment paper, wrap in foil and put in the freeze. When you’re ready to deliver your frozen cookies dough gifts, simple add a cute Christmas card on top, place in a decorative bag, if you wish, and put them in a cooler for transport.

Perhaps the most delicious and convenient gift you’ll give this Christmas!

Slice and Bake

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From a fantastic article at The Charlotte Observer…a few great recipes for slice and bake cookie dough.

Cookie dough can be gifted cold or frozen…whichever you prefer. And be sure to tell friends that should be used within 3-4 days of making, or be frozen.


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I love this packaging idea of recycling a used foil container for giving muffin gifts…but it would totally work for a roll of cookie dough as well! Just cut the cookie dough roll to the size of the foil container, then wrap the dough in plastic wrap and/or parchment paper to keep it together inside the container.  Keep it chilled or frozen.

Recipe on Packaging

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Print the recipe for the cookie dough onto a piece of white paper or vellum paper and wrap around the dough. Or you could also print a recipe onto a tag template and attach it to the dough.

What are your (frozen) cookie dough gift tricks or tips?!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

DavetteB December 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Love the idea of the break & bakes! I have done the roll dough before, but this is even more simple for the recipient.


Jen (Balancing Beauty and Bedlam) December 7, 2011 at 12:41 am

We were on the same wave length today. I just reminded my readers about this as well. One of the best gifts one can give. :)

I wrap mine in pretty tins with a big bow. Here are some pics. :)


Leigh December 7, 2011 at 1:59 am

Is there an actual recipe for the Break n’ Bake cookies?


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom December 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Hey Leigh, The dough for any cookie recipe will work, but they will form best of the dough has chilled in the fridge for a while. Hope that helps!



Kristi December 7, 2011 at 9:35 am

I have been doing this for several years. I use a cookie scoop and scoop then out onto plastic wrap on a cookie sheet then cover the cookie sheet well with plastic wrap then pop that in the freezer. Once they are frozen, then I use my food saver and vacuum seal them. They will last a little longer in the freezer that way. Also, I just use my favorite cookie recipe and it works great, just take the cookies out of the freezer before you turn on your oven and pop the frozen dough apart while it’s still frozen (it’s easier when it’s frozen) and put the dough on the cookie sheet. It will take just a little longer to cook so you have to watch them.


Molly Garza December 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

What a terrific idea for Break ‘n Bake Cookies. I had to share this with my foodie bunch on Facebook.


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