How to Freeze Cookies For A Wedding

Sugar cookies in wedding shapes on cookie sheet

So, the big day is approaching soon, and you have everything prepared and ticked off the vast to-do list you’ve have been working on for months. There remains just a handful of tasks to organize and arrange, some more important than others, but all equally essential to the big day.

One of which is that delicious batch of cookies you want to take along for the occasion. When the big day arrives, you will not have time to, spend the morning preparing and baking wedding cookies. 

This means a little advanced baking and freezing is in order. 

If you plan on baking your wedding cookies a few weeks (or even months) in advance, they will need to be frozen. However, You might be surprised how easy it is to make a huge snafu of this seemingly quite simple process.

In the spirit of snafu defiance, we bring you this blog post today: How to freeze cookies for a wedding. But first: is it safe to freeze all types of cookies? Let’s take a quick look. 

Can All Cookies Be Frozen?

Most cookies can indeed be frozen without causing any harm to the flavor profile or texture. Robust cookies will freeze better than softer or more gooey cookies, while popular cookies such as chocolate chip and oatmeal offer a sturdy texture that makes them great for freezing in advance. 

That said, it is probably best to avoid freezing cookies that are borderline cakes. Madeleines, for example, are typically not great for freezing.

Step By Step Guide to Freezing Wedding Cookies

  1. Cool your cookies completely after baking: Allow the cookies to cool on a cooling rack until they reach room temperature.
  2. Freeze the cookies individually first (flash freezing): Line up the cookies on a baking sheet in a single layer without overlapping. Place wax paper or parchment paper over the top and add another layer or two on the same sheet.
  3. Place the baking sheet in the freezer until the cookies are frozen solid, usually around an hour. Be sure to avoid leaving them uncovered for too long to prevent freezer burn.
  4. Transfer the frozen cookies to an airtight container: Stack them in a plastic container with a lid, placing wax paper between the layers to prevent breakage.
  5. Alternatively, you can use a freezer-safe, zippered bag. However, be aware that there may be a higher risk of breakage due to the cookies moving around.
  6. Label the airtight container or bag with the type of cookie and the date, then place it in the freezer.
  7. For bar cookies, pack the entire slab in plastic wrap before freezing. Afterward, store it in an airtight container. Consider cutting them into bars after freezing for easier serving.
  8. If using a freezer bag, lay the cookies flat in the freezer to maintain their shape and prevent them from sticking together.

And that’s pretty much all there is to it. Freezing wedding cookies isn't any different from freezing regular cookies, for the most part. The most common mistake is not freezing the cookies separately or placing them in the freezer immediately after baking, leading to that snafu we mentioned earlier!

Cookie Delivery Option

One alternative is to remove cookie baking from your wedding to-do list entirely and take advantage of our cookie delivery service.

Wedding cookies are a specialty of ours here at The Cravory, with a fabulous range of wedding cookie flavors, all designed to be customized and coordinated with the special day. 

So, maybe take a little pressure off the pre-wedding arrangements and let our artisan bakers do the hard work for you. You won't regret it!

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