17 Make-Ahead Christmas Cookies
Looking to start your holiday baking early? Learn how to freeze cookies in advance with handy tips and recipes for make-ahead Christmas cookies.
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How to Freeze Baked Cookies
Store cooled, baked cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for about 3 days. To freeze baked cookies for up to 3 months, wrap the cookies in plastic, stack in an airtight container, seal and freeze. Thaw wrapped cookies at room temperature before serving.
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How to Freeze Drop Cookies
For drop cookies, you can place individual cookie portions onto waxed paper-lined cookie sheets and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to labeled freezer bags. Remove as many portions as you need and bake, making sure to add additional baking time.
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How to Freeze Cookie Dough
After mixing the dough, chill it in the refrigerator until firm. Then shape it into a large ball or square. Wrap in freezer paper, then place in a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw dough in the refrigerator before baking.