This Costco Hack Will Make Holiday Hosting A Breeze

The savings alone will make you jump for joy.

Costco Wholesale front door
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There’s a long list of reasons why we love Costco. From the $1.50 hot dog combo to the price adjustment policy and in-house spirit selection, we could spend an entire day in the members-only superstore and still have more to buy. When it comes to Costco, we thought we knew all of the tricks of the trade, but recently we stumbled upon a new Costco hack that absolutely changes the game for holiday hosting—and it comes in the form of a giant box of chocolate chip cookie dough.

When the holidays arrive, our trips to the megastore become as frequent as our weekly grocery runs. From fresh garland and live wreaths to seasonal confections, the wholesaler comes in clutch for so many holiday necessities. But if there’s one thing you absolutely must add to your cart this season, it’s a box of frozen Kirkland Signature Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

We were already familiar with the fully baked version of the cookie thanks to Costco’s expansive bakery section but having a giant box of pre-formed cookie dough to bake as you please is a true revelation—especially around the holidays when class parties and office potlucks are an every-other-day occurrence. Instead of heading to the store for a bag of chips or boxed brownie mix, bake a couple rows of these delicious classic treats and call it a day. They’re a forever crowd-pleaser that’s even better when served fresh-baked out of the oven.  

Like everything at Costco, the cookie dough is sold in bulk. Each box comes with 120 pre-formed chocolate chunk cookies, which is five times more than you get with the standard 24-count already-baked container. Each dough ball weighs in at 1.76 ounces, so one or two is more than enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.

To cash in on the hack, simply walk up to the bakery at your local Costco and request a case of cookie dough. The giant box will only set you back around $23-26, which comes out to be around 20 cents per cookie. This is a huge savings considering the regular baked version is around $12 for just 24 cookies, or 50 cents per cookie. Rumor has it that it’s not just the chocolate chunk cookies that come frozen. You can also get other cookie varieties, plus croissants and pastries depending on location! Pro tip: If your local Costco doesn’t offer the option, you can order online and have the dough shipped directly to your home.

There’s no bad time for a warm chocolate chip cookie, and thanks to this Costco hack, you’ll always have one—or 120—on hand. Just one more reason to re-up your Costco membership in the new year!

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