Put a frozen cookie ball into the microwave for 30 seconds it emerges an ACTUAL cookie, micro-baked to perfectly soft and gooey with even a little crispiness around the edge. It doesn’t even matter what kind of cookie dough it is! Any type of frozen cookie dough, popped into the microwave makes a real cookie.
So can you microwave cookie dough? The answer, unfortunately, is NO. The cookie dough won’t turn brown if you microwave it, and all you would likely end up with is curdled cookie dough.
When baking frozen cookie dough, you do not have to thaw the cookie dough. Simply place the frozen, pre-scooped cookie dough onto a baking sheet and bake for 2-3 minutes longer than the original recipe recommends. That’s it!
To reheat the cookies this way, place them on sheets and bake them at 300 degrees for about five to ten minutes. If you enjoy a more doughy texture or are super short on time, warm the cookies in the microwave for 30 seconds and enjoy.
Re-baking them actually takes out more moisture from the cookies and makes them even harder. DON’T put them in the microwave without wrapping in a damp paper towel. Similar to putting your cookies back in the oven, simply microwaving them without moisture will make them hard and stiff.
Yes, you can thaw cookie dough in the microwave. When thawing cookie dough, set the microwave on the defrost setting and nuke 10 seconds, check and repeat with 10 second intervals if necessary.
How to Microwave Cookie Dough
- Place one ball of dough, enough for one cookie, on a plate. …
- Position the plate in the center of the microwave oven and heat on high for 20 seconds.
- Check the dough isn’t burning, then cook for another 20 seconds if required.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place frozen cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12-13 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks and cool completely.
Once frozen, the little balls of dough get sealed up inside a plastic freezer bag — when you need a cookie fix, just grab as many as you want to bake. … They can be crumbly right out of the freezer, so when you’re ready to bake, let them warm for a few minutes before slicing.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Line baking sheet with parchment or silpat. Place frozen cookie dough balls on sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes.
Microwaving them. If you cover your cookies with a wet paper towel and nuke them for a few seconds, they should soften up enough to eat. The problem is they will get really hot and melty.
To thaw frozen cookies, take them out of the container in which they were stored and spread them out until they come to room temperature. From there, you can decorate them as needed, serve them, or, if necessary, refresh them in a 325º oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
Store them in a resealable plastic bag in the freezer, then enjoy them right out of the bag, or drizzled with just a bit of lime juice. 7. Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies. OK, so few things are as delicious as a fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie, but we recommend trying one frozen.
Soak a paper towel with water and then squeeze it to remove as much liquid as possible. Wrap your cookies with the damp paper towel, or place the paper towel over a plate of cookies. Microwave your cookies for 15 to 20 seconds. Throw away the paper towel and enjoy your fresh, steaming cookies.