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How to Freeze Cookies (2 different ways!)

Learn how to freeze cookies two different ways so that you can enjoy your favorite homemade cookies whenever the cravings hit! With these two simple, step-by-step tutorials you'll learn how to freeze cookie dough and how to freeze baked cookies for later. Perfect for the holiday season and beyond!

Course How to
Cuisine American
Keyword how to freeze cookie dough, how to freeze cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 batch cookie dough OR
  • 1 batch baked cookies


  1. For cookie dough

  2. Roll your cookie dough into balls and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill the dough in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  3. Once the cookie dough balls firm up, you can transfer them to a reusable freezer-safe bag or container. Cookie dough will keep well for up to 3 months.
  4. When ready to bake, simply bake the cookies as directed. You may just need a few extra minutes of baking time. You can also bring the dough to room temp and then bake them as directed; either option will work!
  5. For baked cookies

  6. Wait for the cookies to cool completely, then transfer them to a reusable freezer-safe bag or container lined with wax or parchment paper. I like to place them in a single layer to avoid any cookies breaking. Cookies will keep well for up to 2 months.
  7. Once ready to eat, simply thaw out at room temperature and enjoy.