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Sep 16, 2008 07:38 PM

Thumbprint Cookies - Can I Freeze?

I want to make thumbprint cookies as a client gift (in a large quantity) and I am wondering if anyone has frozen them (sans jelly of course) and if they would still be delightful. Thx.

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  1. This is a family favorite cookie. They freeze fine with the jelly. We layer them in tupperware between wax paper so that the cookies don't freeze together.

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    1. re: LisaN

      So I can put my raspberry jam in them and just freeze! That would make my life a whole lot easier.

        1. re: sarah galvin

          Raspberry jam is our default favorite!

          They usually don't last that long around us! But I know my mom has stashed some before to haul out without anyone knowing.

          If you want to stash them that long, make sure you use good quality containers - tupperware or rubbermaid with tight seals. I wouldn't trust ziplocs or those ziploc throwaway containers. We use ziplocs if its just short term storage.

          Will you really need to store them that long? Make sure they are sealed up tight so they don't pick up any bad freezer flavors.

          1. re: sarah galvin

            If they are stored in good containers they should last at least that long. I start my Christmas baking in October and we are still eating it in Jan/Feb. Everything tastes the same as it does in November.

        2. I am planning a big client party mid-November and there is a ton of work to do. I would like to have a little gift of these cookies for everyone to take home and it would be nice to do in advance. I wouldn't have to start right away but I would like to start about a month in advance. I will repackage the frozen cookies in nice little packages the day of the party. Can I double or triple bag in ziploc freezer bags? I would rather not buy new containers just for this.

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          1. re: sarah galvin

            I don't know that I would chance ziplocs for that long. Never done it though, so I can't say. The other weird thing I've noticed, is if you don't open the box and let the ziplocs get some fresh air, food can taste like plastic.

            Maybe ziplocs inside a lesser container. Tastes manage to get through plastic bags in a freezer

            1. re: LisaN

              I have just decided to make them only a week before the party. That should be fine in ziploc's then, right?

              1. re: sarah galvin

                yeah, a we've done ziplocs for a week.

                Could you do a less labor intensvie cookie? Maybe one you can make freeze the dough aahead nd bake right before hand?

                1. re: LisaN

                  Yes, I could but I think these will 'wow' them and that is really what I want. Who in their right mind would make these and give them all away!