Good Idea I Tried
My husband likes to have cookies in the house, but I don't like to bake a batch of cookies because it makes too many since I don't eat them. I either have to freeze them or cut the recipe in half. Also, when he wants them, he doesn't want to wait for me to mix the dough and then bake them. I saw an idea online and I tried it this past week.
I mixed up a batch of oatmeal cookies. I baked 2 dozen, then I froze the rest of the dough in little plastic ice cube trays. After it froze (it became firm, but not frozen hard) I popped the dough out of the trays and put them in a freezer bag. Since they were frozen separately, they didn't stick together. I gave a bag of a dozen to my DIL and a couple days later I took out 12 of them and baked them for my husband. In a way, they turned out better than the original cookies because the frozen dough was more firm than the original dough and they produced a little thicker cookie. The original dough spreads out more when baking. My husband, who prefers things cooked fresh and doesn't usually want things that have been frozen, thought the cookies were great! At Christmas, I bake my cookies and freeze them, but for day to day, I will use this frozen dough process. I think this would work for any basic drop cookie, not just oatmeal.