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Monday, March 25, 2013

Freezing Sugar Cookies - Per Your Request

Last week when I posted about the Easter Sugar Cookies I had made in advance, then planned to freeze until Easter, my inbox was flooded with questions about how I freeze cookies.  My method is fairly simple.

I put a rigid piece of paper or board (here I used two white paper lunch sacks side by side...) in a freezer bag.  The support ensures that the cookies will lay flat.  Then, I put the cookies on top of the paper and zip up the bag, trying to get out as much air as possible.

Then I stack them and place them in a flat box in the freezer.  To defrost, I just let them sit at room temperature for a couple of hours.

Does anyone else have any good freezer tips for cookies?  I've never run into any problems like cracking icing as others described.

To see how I created these cookies and for decorating tips, visit the original Easter Sugar Cookie post.


  1. Anonymous1:13 AM

    Thank you, Jenny.
    Ps. Did you flood the cookies with royal frosting? Do you remember where you purchased the dough cutters? You are so kind to help us out.

    1. Liz - Yes, I do a flooding method, but I keep it simple and use the same icing for the outline, then fill in using my finger to smooth out the icing. If the icing is the perfect consistency it will smooth itself out with no problem. The cutters have been collected randomly over the years - the bird was from a boutique in KC. I'll see if I can find it online. The Chick was part of a set of a chick and egg, also from a different boutique. I can't remember where the bunny came from!


  2. My mom and her sisters made (literally thousands) of Italian cookies for my wedding as favors, so the vast majority were baked well in advance and frozen until the weekend of my wedding. They use large, yet freezer sized, tupperwares and layer cookies separated by parchment paper, then freeze the whole tupperware. The cookies thawed during the 8 hour drive across New York State - The cookies were perfect and delicious for the wedding. They should be pros!

  3. I did not know you could freeze iced sugar cookies...I freeze my dough and cut out cookies all the time but have never tried freezing iced and decorated ones. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Thanks - a very good thing to know!

  5. Your Easter cookies are so lovely!

  6. Anonymous3:05 PM

    Jenny, thank you. I found the bird cutter on line.
    Now to figure out this project. Thank you for your help. Have a nice day.

  7. I'm freezing cookies I made a week early, they are already boxed up to ship. Should thy be okay? Also should I let them thaw before I actually ship them? I'm afraid they would break if frozen and the box is tossed about.


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