Few things are better than a warm cookie fresh from the oven.
When I make a batch of cookies I rarely bake all of the dough at that time. With just Doug and I living in the house that makes for an awful lot of cookies hanging around - many of them going stale before we could eat our way through all of them. Oh sure, I float some cookie dough Carrie's way, but some of it goes in the freezer for a later date.
I bake some and freeze some. Rather than freezing a package of cookie dough, I take the time to roll them out in cookie-sized balls. For these I flattened them slightly, then I froze them until they were hard enough to not stick together. Once hardened in the freezer, I put them in a plastic freezer bag. Then when the mood hits us for fresh-baked cookies, they are baked and enjoyed by my guy and me. :o)
Cookies frozen like this take no more time to bake than a thawed-out cookie dough ball would. I bake at the same temperature and for the same amount of time. Whenever I visit my mom and step-dad I always take the time to make some cookie dough, rolled in balls, and placed in their freezer. I love knowing that once in a while they can enjoy a fresh-baked cookie made by me.
My peanut butter cookie recipe can be found here.