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I recently bought an upright freezer, and now that the holidays are here I want to start baking and freezing the results.  My question is what is the best way to package cookies for freezing?&nb
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Freezing Cookies

posted at 12/10/2012 11:36 AM EST
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I recently bought an upright freezer, and now that the holidays are here I want to start baking and freezing the results.  My question is what is the best way to package cookies for freezing?  I think I will run out of Tupperware and I'm afraid that zip lock bags will not protect the delicate features of some of the cookies.  What do you wonderful cookie bakers do??

Re: Freezing Cookies

posted at 12/10/2012 2:15 PM EST
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I sometimes "run out of Tupperware" also.  When that happens, I check the garage for empty boxes.  I usually pack them in layers, with parchment paper between the layers.  If it is a delicate cookie, I first put them in "freezer type" bags and pack them with "bubble wrap" between the layers.  Sometimes, I even end up looking around for old candy or cookie "tins".   Hope this helps.  Enjoy your baking!

Re: Freezing Cookies

posted at 12/10/2012 2:22 PM EST
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I stuff almost everything in a freezer bag and stick that into my dearly beloved upright freezer.  If the cookies seem fragile or delicate I layer them with waxed paper on paper plates.  
It's not 100% perfect but woks very well.

Re: Freezing Cookies

posted at 12/10/2012 3:36 PM EST
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The ones that do not survive intact can be nibbled on by the baker and family or turn the broken cookies into crumbs to make a crumb crust for a pie or cheese cake.

Re: Freezing Cookies

posted at 12/11/2012 1:49 PM EST
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Thanks for your ideas!!  I am going to put them to good use!!

Re: Freezing Cookies

posted at 12/18/2012 5:57 PM EST
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 I put mine into freezer bags with waxed paper between & then I freeze them flat. When frozen I stack side by side so as to make room for the rest.(and there's always "the rest!) They come out fairly well. What doesn't goes for my "instant" cheese cake which is the crumbs and cream cheese mixed with cool whip & a bit of vanilla and put into a bowl. Hummm...maybe I should break some up now!

Re: Freezing Cookies

posted at 12/18/2012 6:59 PM EST
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I'm working hard to EMPTY my freezer ...... completely empty.  So many cookies - all will be gone.  My freezer needs some repair - it's frost free but it drips water all the time - Thank goodness it's in my garage and not inside the house!  The repair man was here and said I needed to empty and dry it completely.

Re: Freezing Cookies

posted at 12/19/2012 8:21 AM EST
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well nancy,

maybe he was hoping to     'help'       you empty the freezer by taking it all home

Re: Freezing Cookies

posted at 12/19/2012 11:05 AM EST
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Nellie -- that man deserved all the cookies and candy I could pile on him.   He came to my house to repair the dishwasher Badcat tore out of it's place and the freezer in the garage.    He arrived, looked at the dishwasher, told me to watch while he jerked the door then pushed it all back into place.  Amazed I took him to the freezer where he told me it could not be fixed until empty and thawed.  
I said I'd give hime a check for coming and he said  he could not charge me a dime.... not a dime.  He hadn't done anything and he didn't want paid.   
I laughingly said since he came and was cheap I wanted him to fix my broken Kitchen Aid mixer .  I was teasing but that man grabbed the mixer from a garage shelf, carried it into the kitchen, dug in his tool chest and repaired that mixer in 3 minutes.  Then I pointed to my vac and said if he was so smart he could fix that.  He did!!!  Then he said he wasn't supposed to repair small things -- just big appliances-- so there was no charge..
I piled him with buckets (the little toy buckets I'm working on for church kids) of candy for the 4 kids he said he has ...... then bags and bags of cookies.  I said I was beyond belief by what he had done.   He roared laughing and said that I'd believe it when he came back to repair the freezer - his company charged $93 to start repairs.

Re: Freezing Cookies

posted at 12/19/2012 2:56 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Freezing Cookies:
Nellie -- that man deserved all the cookies and candy I could pile on him.   He came to my house to repair the dishwasher Badcat tore out of it's place and the freezer in the garage.    He arrived, looked at the dishwasher, told me to watch while he jerked the door then pushed it all back into place.  Amazed I took him to the freezer where he told me it could not be fixed until empty and thawed.   I said I'd give hime a check for coming and he said  he could not charge me a dime.... not a dime.  He hadn't done anything and he didn't want paid.    I laughingly said since he came and was cheap I wanted him to fix my broken Kitchen Aid mixer .  I was teasing but that man grabbed the mixer from a garage shelf, carried it into the kitchen, dug in his tool chest and repaired that mixer in 3 minutes.  Then I pointed to my vac and said if he was so smart he could fix that.  He did!!!  Then he said he wasn't supposed to repair small things -- just big appliances-- so there was no charge.. I piled him with buckets (the little toy buckets I'm working on for church kids) of candy for the 4 kids he said he has ...... then bags and bags of cookies.  I said I was beyond belief by what he had done.   He roared laughing and said that I'd believe it when he came back to repair the freezer - his company charged $93 to start repairs.
Posted by Nancy G


i did remember him       just thought i would be funny

Re: Freezing Cookies

posted at 12/19/2012 3:45 PM EST
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WOW!!!  What an amazing repair man.  How come I don't get that type of service??  Maybe it was your cookies, Nancy.   What a great story!!!

Re: Freezing Cookies

posted at 1/4/2013 1:24 AM EST
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Besides Tupperware, I also freeze mine in cookie tins, and plastic ice cream pails.

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