For cookies that are already baked, here’s how to freeze them successfully for up to two months. Be sure the cookies are completely cooled before freezing. Place the cookies into an airtight container lined with aluminum foil or plastic food wrap. For best results, wrap the cookies individually in plastic food wrap.
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.
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.
What baked goods can be frozen?
Cakes, including sheet cakes, cupcakes, cake layers, loaf cakes and Bundt cakes, can all be frozen for up to three months. Be sure to let baked cakes cool completely then wrap tightly in plastic wrap, followed by aluminum foil or an airtight freezer bag.
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.
Defrosting frozen cookies is super easy. Just remove them from their plastic wrappings and place them on a plate on the kitchen counter. It may take several hours for the cookies to become soft. To speed things up, you can microwave each cookie for about 30 seconds on full power.
Yes, you can absolutely freeze chocolate chip cookies.
The main issue that tends to arise when freezing chocolate chip cookies is having them harden or get freezer burn, but those issues can be easily avoided if the cookies are prepared and frozen carefully.
Three individual cookies costs the same as a four-pack box. You can always freeze extras. Just because a cookie looks outrageous topped with frosting and popcorn and sprinkles doesn’t mean you’ll love it. … The sugar’s thick frosting isn’t overly sweet, but you can order it unfrosted, too.
Storing Shortbread Cookies
-Shortbread cookies can be stored in a dry, airtight container for a week, or in the refrigerator for 10 days. -They can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months and allowed to come back to room temperature before serving.
Freezing works best for cutout cookies, drop cookies and slice-and-bake cookies because the dough has a firm texture and can withstand more time in the freezer. Store it correctly and it’ll keep for up to three months.