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! 🙂 Happy Holidays!

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