How to Properly Freeze Additional Cookies to Keep Them From Becoming Obsolete

As someone who often cooks far more food than they can eat in each week, my freezer is an incredibly important part of my kitchen. (I just got a chest freezer , and wow – what a world!) My freezers allow me to enjoy the extraction of my labor at a reasonable rate. While I can eat two dozen potato chip cookies before they “go bad,” four out of five doctors agree that it will be “bad” for me.

Most of us know that cookie dough freezes very well – to make baking easier, cut it into small balls before freezing – but few seem to know that whole, fully baked cookies also freeze just fine.

How to properly freeze freshly baked cookies

Freezing cookies is easy: After eating as many hot cookies as you can stomach, let the rest cool completely, then place them on a parchment baking sheet and place in the freezer for an hour. or two until it freezes. Transfer to a plastic freezer bag or other freezer-safe container and mark the date on it. (I read that the cookies last in the freezer for a month, but I ate them after that and they were fine.)

Freezing not only keeps cookies from stale, but also allows you to stay ahead of the holiday cooking season, which is coming sooner than you think. Decorated cookies will need to be wrapped separately, but you can always freeze the sugar cookie bunch and decorate later.

When you’re ready to eat the cookies – or share them with the last minute company – all you have to do is let them sit at room temperature for half an hour, or reheat them in the 350-degree oven for a few minutes. You can also microwave them for 5-10 seconds, leave them frozen and use them as a base for ice cream sandwiches, or eat them partially frozen (which is actually pretty good).

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