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10 freezer-friendly cookie recipes

Whether you're freezing the dough or already baked morsels, these fail-proof cookie recipes will help you get a head start on the holidays.

By Today's Parent

10 freezer-friendly cookie recipes

Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Two soft cookies sandwiching decadent chocolate icing: Always a win. To freeze the dough, wrap the log in parchment, twist the ends and place inside a freezer bag. To freeze baked cookies without the icing, make sure to cool them completely, then seal inside a freezer bag, with sheets of parchment to separate layers of cookies. Add icing once they’re thawed. Get the recipe: Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

pile of homemade chocolate cookiesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Vanilla Cookies with Crystal Sugar

Classic sugar cookies are a holiday staple and one of the most freezer-friendly cookies of them all! Get the recipe: Vanilla Cookies with Crystal Sugar

10 freezer-friendly cookie recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Italian Shortbread

A sweet-savoury and subtly spicy treat, this shortbread is the antidote for wrapping rage. As a general rule, buttery cookies like shortbread freeze very well. Get the recipe: Italian Shortbread

10 freezer-friendly cookie recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cinnamon-Sugar Shortbread Balls

These shortbread balls couldn’t be easier—no chilling, rolling pin or finicky cutting needed! Tip: Place dough balls on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once frozen, pop into a large freezer bag and pull them out and bake as needed. Get the recipe: Cinnamon-Sugar Shortbread Balls

shortbread balls in three boxesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cinnamon Glazed Cookies

Lightly spiced and not too sweet, our glazed cuties are a surefire holiday hit. Get the recipe: Cinnamon Glazed Cookies

homemade sugar cookies on parchment paperPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Chocolate Icebox Cookies

Also known as slice-and-bake, these not-too-sweet icebox cookies are your secret frozen weapon when holiday chaos hits. Get the recipe: Chocolate Icebox Cookies

10 freezer-friendly cookie recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chai Gingerbread Cookies

This twist on classic gingerbread cookies calls for tea right in the dough. To freeze gingerbread, wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap or, even better, roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment or wax paper, wrap in plastic wrap or seal in a freezer bag and freeze solid—this way, the dough only needs to thaw for a few minutes at room temperature before you start cutting shapes. Get the recipe: Chai Gingerbread Cookies

10 freezer-friendly cookie recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Candy Cane Cookies

Crushed peppermint gives these festive cookies the perfect crunch. Stash these already baked babies in a shallow airtight container in the freezer. Get the recipe: Candy Cane Cookies

homemade candy cane cookiesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Drop cookies like chocolate chip, oatmeal and peanut butter are perfect candidates for freezing. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto baking sheets (they can be close, but no touching), then place in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer balls to a freezer bag and pull them out to bake as needed. Get the recipe: Brown Sugar Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

10 freezer-friendly cookie recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

The Ultimate Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookie

These dark and mysterious beauties have all the chocolate. Get the recipe: The Ultimate Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookie

10 freezer-friendly cookie recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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