Baking By jess4037 Updated 22 Aug 2008 , 8:17pm by aboud18

jess4037 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 4:10pm
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any idea how long you can freeze cookie dough???

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JoAnnB Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 5:58pm
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Well packaged, probably up to a month for best results.

pinkbeesugar Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 8:40pm
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I would think that it depends on the recipe you use. I just a very old family rec that was my grandmothers and I can freeze it for two months if I have to.

I wrap it in wax paper, press and seal then freezer paper all deposited in a freezer ziploc, and although I rarely have it in the freezer that long, it will last. HTH

Tashablueyes Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 4:42am
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Can you also freeze baked and not yet decorated cookies? Or do they get smooshy?

Tashablueyes Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 11:42pm
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Anyone? Enquiring minds want to know!

varika Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 12:02am
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We made sugar cookies for my aunt's wedding and froze them for like three weeks, the first couple of batches, and nobody at the reception seemed to know the difference. We just put them in big airtight tubs. They were already decorated, but we didn't use any kind of icing, just decorator's sugar.

Tashablueyes Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 12:42am
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Thanks Varica! I don't plan to freeze batches of cookies for long, but it's nice to know that I can make a big batch and freeze the extras for a week or two without ruining them.

debster Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 1:13am
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I freeze my sugar cookie dough for 6-8 weeks and also the cookies undecorated , and the royal icing ones too. If you have a good recipe they work real well. That's the only way I can keep up during the holidays. FREEZING!!!!

mis Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 1:40am
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Originally Posted by Tashablueyes

Can you also freeze baked and not yet decorated cookies? Or do they get smooshy?

I just did a test run for freezing my cookies already decorated. I had an order for 2 cookie bouquets for last week and I had to go in for surgery and was unable to do them, so I had made up a few extra from the one bouquet I have in my pics. I froze the pill bottle with a white label and black writing on it and the cookie with a message on it and the pink flower with a black face. I put them in a ziplock bag and froze them for a few days and then I put them in the fridge for a day then sat them on my counter for a few hours until room temp. The bag had got opened up by accident by my DD and I didn't have no problems with the icing bleeding. They looked like I just decorated them. HTH

Tashablueyes Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 4:15am
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This is such good news! I have a habit of making a huge batch when I get a chance and then have tons of leftovers. Yay!

GeminiRJ Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 12:34pm
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I freeze undecorated cookies all the time, without any problems. Just make sure they are well wrapped and protected against breakage. They'll keep frozen for months.

debster Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 1:45pm
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I wanted to add that I used to worry about this to, then I stopped and thought one day. Hey, the premade cookie doughs at the store how long do they sit in the freezer? icon_biggrin.gif We are far to picky sometimes us home made bakers, I know I am. icon_lol.gif

MaisieBake Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 4:25pm
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There's lots of stuff in the refrigerated supermarket doughs that's not in scratch cookie doughs, though.

Edee Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 5:29pm
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what cookie recipe do you use to freeze?

Any that does not use butter?

I hate using butter in my sugar cookies. Thanks for any help.

debster Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 8:47pm
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Sorry icon_redface.gif mine uses butter.

aboud18 Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 8:17pm
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I've frozen undecorated NFSC before. I placed a layer of cookies in a ziplock, a sheet of parchment paper, then another layer of cookies. I fit about 3 or 4 layers in one ziplock. I then wrapped the ziplock bag in plastic wrap and stuck them in the freezer.

They tasted perfectly fine when I defrosted them weeks later. The only thing you need to remember is that when you take them out of the freezer to thaw keep them in the ziplock until completely thawed Otherwise, they will get soggy.

Hope this helps!

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