Freezer Breads & Cookies For Easy Summer Treats

Summer is just around the corner which means busy days of sunshine, swimming, hiking, summer camps, and so much more! With full days, though, comes the struggle to feed everyone quickly with nutritious options. Luckily, we have the miracle of the freezer! There are lots of recipes out there that can be made now and frozen to make quick meals a breeze, but in the spirit of prepping, we wanted to share some freezer breads and cookies for that extra special summer treat.


First off, the timeless family favorite: pizza! You can’t go wrong. Especially with homemade pizza dough and a pile of toppings for everyone to personalize their slices. This simple dough from Arlene at Flour On My Face is super easy to make and freezes beautifully for a great last  minute, family friendly meal.


  • 1 envelope rapid yeast
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 cups all purpose flour plus more for kneading
  • 2 cups very warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


What would life be without biscuits? These delicious, flaky biscuits are the perfect side for soups, grilled dishes, breakfasts, and more. And these freezer biscuits from Amanda at A Few Shortcuts are portioned out and frozen—just pop them in the oven! 


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or shortening
  • 3/4 to 1 cup milk


Nearly every cookie dough lends itself perfectly to being frozen and stored for later. From chocolate chip to oatmeal, to sugar cookies and more, you just need to make the dough and set it in the freezer until you’re ready to bake! 

There are few different ways to freeze cookie dough. You can scoop individual cookies onto a tray, freeze for an hour or so and then put them in a freezer-safe bag. 

Or you can form the dough into a rectangle, scoring the surface into cookie-sized portions and then wrap the whole thing in plastic wrap before putting in the freezer-safe bag and freezing. 

Another option is to roll the dough into a tube, allowing you to simply slice and place the dough on the tray before baking. 

No matter how you choose to store it, the dough will simply need to thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight, and then you can bake like normal!

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