Get ahead of holiday baking, or any big baking occasion, by preparing and baking items ahead of time. These storage tips, along with some of our best make-ahead recipes, will help you to get started.
Freezing Baked Cookies & Bars
To freeze baked cookies, cool cookies completely, then wrap individual cookies tightly in plastic wrap. Place in freezer-style resealable plastic bag or airtight container. Freeze up to 1 month. When ready to serve, thaw at room temperature.
To freeze brownies or bar cookies, cool brownies or bar cookies completely, but do not cut into individual servings. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then wrap again with foil. Freeze up to 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw at room temperature before cutting into individual servings.
Chocolate-topped brownies or bar cookies should be frozen before topping. Follow directions for freezing brownies. After thawing, spread melted chocolate over the top of the brownies or bar cookies and cut into individual servings.