Priscilla, a reader and real-life recipe user, emailed me a little while ago with a follow-up question about freezing cookies:
Hi! Thanks for your recipes - they're so yummy! I tried both the XXX Cranberry Cookies and the Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies yesterday, and they turned out great! I made several batches and I think I'll have enough left over for a party I'll go to next week. Do you know if I can freeze the cookies and thaw them in a few days? Will they taste the same? And what would be the best method for freezing/thawing them?
Hi, Priscilla. Congrats to you for making two batches in one day. Huzzah! Sorry it's taken me a little while to get back to you.
I've frozen cookie dough and baked-off cookies before, and both hold up really well in the freezer for a couple weeks or so. And they still taste great. When you're ready, move the frozen dough or cookies to the fridge to thaw. Then move the frozen dough or cookies to kitchen counter for a few hours to come to room temperature before baking or serving. Simple as that!