After baking, allow cookies to cool completely. Place them in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet to freeze them, then store them in a freezer-safe zip-top storage bag labeled with the name and date. Squeeze out extra air and place flat in the freezer. To save space, you can flat-stack freezer bags.
Individually wrap each cookie or place each one in a plastic bag. Layer them in an airtight, freezer safe container. Thaw cookies in the plastic bags at room temperature, NOT in the fridge, to prevent condensation.
the good news: most cookies and cookie doughs freeze well because there is little to no water content in them. Water expands when it freezes and then contracts again when it is thawed. That expanding and contracting can ruin the texture of frozen food, but most cookie doughs will not have this problem.
Although most baked cookies freeze with no problems, here are some that hold up especially well: Bar cookies. Sugar cookies, plain or decorated with icing or chocolate. Drop cookies, like oatmeal, chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies.
With the sugar cookies—which are made by rolling the dough into a log, then slicing it into rounds—we found that freezing already-baked cookies left them dry and crumbly when thawed. We had far better results when we froze raw slices of the log, then baked those direct from the freezer.
To thaw frozen cookies, take them out of the container in which they were stored and spread them out until they come to room temperature. From there, you can decorate them as needed, serve them, or, if necessary, refresh them in a 325º oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
Storing Dry Cookies
- Make sure cookies cool completely before storing.
- Store them at room temperature in an air-tight container, like Tupperware.
- Store different flavors separately. …
- If you have limited Tupperware containers, place each flavor in its own freezer bag and then place those bags in the container.
Yes, You Can Refreeze Cookies After Thawing Them! Unlike meat, you can freeze, thaw, and then refreeze cookies. … But you can retain much (or all) of your cookies original texture and flavor if you refreeze them properly.
After your cookies are baked and iced with royal icing, they can be frozen. Once your iced cookies have completely dried, place them in an airtight container, like a plastic freezer bag or Tupperware, with sheets of waxed paper in between any layers, and pop them in your freezer.
Shortbread and shortbread cookies: These keep for at least 1 month. Springerles: These should be made 2 weeks before serving and they keep for several months.
Grahams are good for 3 weeks; gingerbread for several months.
- Gingerbread folks: These keep for several months.
- Graham crackers: These keep for at least 3 weeks.
Bakery or homemade cookies can be stored at room temperature two to three weeks or two months in the refrigerator. Cookies retain their quality when stored in the freezer for eight to 12 months.
I line my cookies up on a baking sheet in a single layer, don’t overlap. Lay some wax paper or parchment paper over the top and you can add another layer or two on one baking sheet. Place in freezer until cookie is frozen solid. This will probably only take an hour or so, depending on the cookie.
Can Fudge be frozen?
If you’re hoping to keep your fudge tucked away for quite some time, storing it in the freezer is a great option. Fudge properly stored in the freezer will last for 2 to 3 months. Some fudge can last up to a year in the freezer.
In most cases, I prefer to freeze cookie dough over freezing baked cookies. That way, you still get the nice homemade smell and softness of the cookies when they come out of the oven. But if you want to get the whole job done, you can certainly bake the cookies, then freeze them later.
Freezing cookie dough is easy. … Place the solid and cold cookie dough balls into a labeled zipped-top bag– large or small depending on how much dough you have. Label the bag with the month and the baking temperature and place the bag in the freezer. Freeze cookie dough for up to 3 months.