Can I Freeze Cookies Ahead of Time for a Bake Sale?

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Q: My work is hosting a bake sale next week to help raise money for our local breast cancer awareness walk. I have a number of things I'd like to bake for this good cause, but as I have limited time the night before the sale, I'm looking for ways to get some of the baking done ahead of time.

I know that I can freeze unbaked cookie dough with no ill effects, but I'm wondering if I can freeze baked cookies just as successfully. Will the quality of the cookies be affected if I freeze them until the night before the sale? If it makes any difference, I’m making a variety of drop cookies.

Sent by Kimberly

Editor: Kimberly, yes, you can freeze some cookies ahead of time. Look for cookies high in fat, and make sure they are well-wrapped. Here are some tips for freezing cookies effectively:

Tips for Freezing Holiday (or Any Day) Cookies

Readers, any tips or suggestions for Kimberly?


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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.