30 BEST Freezable Cookies

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Ready…Set…Preheat! Here are the 30 BEST Freezable Cookies to get you set for the holidays in advance, yoohoo! These cookies are freezable, packable, giftable, and most importantly ~ IRRESISTIBLE!

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chocolate and vanilla swirl ice box cookies from Bakerita

Chocolate and Vanilla Swirl Ice Box Cookies ~ freeze the log of dough itself, OR freeze the individual baked cookies.


Spritz Cookies from Saving Room for Dessert

Spritz Cookies ~ this classic buttery almond holiday cookie is so festive, and freezes beautifully!


toffee butter cookies from Mom on Timeout

Toffee Butter Ice Box Cookies ~ six ingredient slice and bake cookies that love the freezer!


chewy ginger cookies from The View from Great Island

Chewy Ginger Cookies ~ the molasses in these cookies helps them keep their chewy texture even after freezing.


cranberry orange pinwheels from Baked by Rachel

Cranberry Orange Pinwheels require a little bit more effort than some cookies, so them ahead when you have the time and freeze them!



sparkly chocolate snickerdoodles from Kitchen Treaty

Sparkly Chocolate Snickerdoodles ~ these glittering cookies are made to stack perfectly in a Mason jar for easy giving.


London Fog Shortbread Cookies from The Cafe Sucre Farine

London Fog Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies ~ a cute flower shaped cookie cutter and an interesting Earl Grey tea infused flavor makes these sturdy shortbread cookies special.


Red Velevet Peanut Butter Blossoms from I am Baker

Red Velvet Peanut Butter Blossoms ~ every holiday cookie assortment needs a pop of bright red!


Rum Refrigerator Cookies from American Heritage Cooking

Rum Refrigerator Cookies ~ this vintage recipe is flavored with rum, cardamom, and citrus.


Peppermint Drops from julie blanner

Peppermint Drops ~ be sure to wrap and freeze your peppermint cookies separately or the flavor can migrate to your other cookies.


Wafer Tree Cookies from Inspired by Charm

Cream Wafer Tree Cookies  ~ I suggest freezing the tree shapes and then filling after they’ve defrosted.


Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies from Sugar and Charm

Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies ~ gingerbread and royal icing freeze well, if you’re up for a little more effort.


homemade thin mints from The View from Great Island

Homemade Thin Mints were made for freezing, in fact, you don’t even have to defrost them before enjoying!


maple iced oatmeal cookies

Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies ~ the icing looks like new fallen snow on these gorgeous cookies!


gingerbread biscotti from She Wears Many Hats

Gingerbread Biscotti ~ people are going to demand this year after year!


Italian Cookies from The View from Great Island

These frosted Italian Cookies should be frozen solid in a single layer first and then carefully stacked in a freezer container with waxed paper between the layers to protect the frosting and sprinkles. Better yet, freeze the plain cookies and frost later.


walnut cardamom crescents

Melt in your mouth Walnut Cardamom Crescents are a staple of the holidays, leave off the sugar coating before freezing, and dust them after they have defrosted.


gingerbread cut out cookies

These Easy Gingerbread Cookies can be frosted with their royal icing after they defrost.


toasted coconut and lime shortbread from Sheri Silver

Toasted Coconut and Lime Shortbread ~ I love this unusual flavor combo!


pistachio shortbread cookies

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies ~ these nutty, buttery cookies will bring something new to your traditional cookie assortment.


speculaas cookies from Martha Stewart

Dutch Speculaas Cookies are spectacular, the dough is specifically formulated to hold intricate shapes even after baking.


chocolate walnut slice and bake shortbread cookies from The View from Great Island

Chocolate Walnut Slice and Bake Shortbread Cookies can be frozen unbaked or baked.


Chai Spiced Snowballs from Bellyfull

Chai Spiced Snowballs ~ snowballs are classics for a reason, they’re super easy, and everybody loves them!


Snowflake Sugar Cookies from Handle the Heat

Snowflake Sugar Cookies are so beautiful, make them as intricate or a simple as you like.


holiday ice box cookies from Martha Stewart

Holiday Ice Box Cookies ~ these colorful cookies are easier than they look!


Rugelach from thekitchn

Rugelach cookies are made with a rich cream cheese dough that freezes beautifully.


chocolate and vanilla swirl cookies from Spoonful of Flavor

Chocolate and Vanilla Swirl Cookies ~ who can resist?


gingerbread cookies from The Kitchen Paper

Gingerbread Cookies That Won’t Spread ~ when it comes to cut out cookies, it’s essential that they don’t spread! Gingerbread freezes well, so you can have a stress free decorating party with the defrosted cookies.


Peanut Butter Cookies from Barefeet in the Kitchen

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies ~ these simple 3 ingredient cookies are naturally gluten free.


Peppermint Mocha Cookies form Sally's Baking Addiction

Peppermint Mocha Cookies ~ dip the chocolate and add the peppermint after defrosting these luscious cookies.



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    December 14, 2019 at 8:09 am

    I wanted to say thank you! This is the third year I am referencing this page for the holidays and everything I made was super delicious! Not to mention the ease of just pulling it out of the freezer and baking it. I’m about to go shopping for several batches I plan to make tomorrow, when I actually have time to do it.

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      December 14, 2019 at 8:20 am

      I’m so happy to hear that Jelena, happy baking!!

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    December 4, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    There’s a picture of a biscotti -looking cookie, but when I click on it nothing happens.

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      December 4, 2019 at 9:28 pm

      Hey Kimi ~ just click on the name of the cookie, that’s the link.

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        December 6, 2019 at 6:19 pm

        Mahalo! It wasn’t working on my phone. It’s working on my Mac! Thanks for the list. I know what I’m going to make for the cookie swap this year! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Holidays!

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    November 22, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    I have a question, my future daughter in law asked me to bake 15 dozen each of 6 different cookies for a cookie bar at their reception.
    Any suggestions on how to do that so they are ice and fresh for the time needed?

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      November 22, 2019 at 12:48 pm

      It would depend on the cookies, Ginger. Are you working with specific recipes or are you free to choose? Choosing sturdy cookies that freeze well is step one. Another great idea is to freeze plain cookies that you can then decorate after thawing so they have a nice fresh appearance.

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    Jennifer A.
    October 24, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Thank you for the ideas. Iโ€™m starting to think about prepping for the holidays. Working on my game plan when time is always at a premium.

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    August 28, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    I love the strawberry lemon blondies, but the recipeโ€™s not here. (Found it on your blog.)
    Are they also good for freezing? Working on a wedding cookie table.

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      August 28, 2019 at 7:23 pm

      Yes, I think they’d be a great choice for freezing Diane ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Kathleen Ford
        December 7, 2020 at 7:38 am

        Should I freeze with the glaze on them?

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          December 7, 2020 at 7:47 am

          Yes, you can do that, or glaze afterwards, it’s up to you.

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    Shirley Crawford
    May 18, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I will be doing a cookie table for my daughters’ wedding. How long can any of these cookies be frozen?

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      May 18, 2019 at 10:06 am

      I generally use frozen cookies within 6 months, Shirley ~ what an undertaking, good luck, and congrats!

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    February 25, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    So many cookies to choose from…Wow! Not even sure which ones i’m going to pick first. I can already see it’s going to be a long summer ๐Ÿ™‚

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      February 26, 2019 at 7:36 am

      lol, happy baking!

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    Lisa @ Panning The Globe
    December 9, 2018 at 12:13 am

    Amazing roundup! This is such a great resource for holiday entertaining. Thank you for including one from Panning The Globe.

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    sharon Hall
    November 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    The gooey chocolate chip cookies on the first page is what attracted me to your post. Where’s that recipe??

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      November 22, 2018 at 5:15 pm

      I’m not sure what cookies you mean, Sharon?

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      December 29, 2018 at 11:35 am

      I agree with you, Sharon. It was the gooey chocolate chip cookies from the first page that attracted me to open up this site. Where is the chocolate chip cookie recipe???

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        December 29, 2018 at 4:22 pm

        Somewhere along the line I guess someone attached a different photo to this round up post, Carole. That sometimes happens when posts get shared a lot. Sorry to disappoint!

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    2 sisters recipes
    December 5, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Wow these are all fabulous cookies and very inspiring! love the photos Sue!

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking
    December 5, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Thank you so much for including my cookies! This is a fantastic round-up!!!

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    December 3, 2016 at 4:04 am

    Wow! Great collection! Its a keeper! Thanks a bunch!!

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    November 28, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Perfect timing with these cookies! I love the chocolate-vanilla swirl icebox cookies. So artistic and gorgeous!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    November 28, 2016 at 8:56 am

    What a beautiful collection of cookies ! Now where to start … ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 28, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Thank you for the great collection ! Your photos are soooooo good ! All the best,

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    November 27, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    AWESOME roundup. So handy for making holiday magic without burning out!

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    November 27, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks for this compendium.Pinning for sure..always room for a new fave..I love those molds but I find them quite pricey:( US vs Cdn funds)..

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    November 27, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Your almond crescent cookies (minus the almond extract) are the first cookies I ever learned to make. Just remembered they were called butter horns. I was also happy to see a recipe for speculaas cookies – my mother always bought those and put them in the toes of our Christmas stockings. I probably wouldn’t make them, but seeing the recipe sure brings back good memories.

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    November 27, 2016 at 10:55 am

    What a wonderful collection of Christmas cookies, thank you so much. Cheers, Ardith

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    November 27, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Thank you so much Sue! This is a fantastic roundup and I want to make them all! Do you have any idea where to buy affordable speculaas molds?

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    November 27, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Thanks for including my snowballs! I’ve already started my Christmas baking and need more space in my freezer.

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    Chris Scheuer
    November 27, 2016 at 3:28 am

    What a wonderful post, so full of inspiration and such a great variety. Definitely something for everyone. I want to make so many of these! Thanks for sharing our London Fog Cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

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