Do you do a lot of baking? What about around the holidays?
Try making your dough ahead of time, or doubling your recipe when you are making cookies. Take the extra dough and roll it out into a block about an inch thick and the size of the bag you want to store it in. Score the dough (you can take something as simple as a toothpick to score it), then freeze the dough and simply snap off however many frozen cookie dough blocks you need later on!
You can also put the dough in ice cube trays and flash freeze it. Then pop the dough out of the trays, put them in a freezer bag or food saver back and stick them in the freezer until needed. It will save you a lot of time, mess and money later on!