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Can you refreeze previously frozen cookies?

momnivore Dec 5, 2011 06:39 AM

So I know the conventional wisdom is not to refreeze meats after they have defrosted but does the same hold true for cookies? We had a Christmas Desserts party Saturday night and a lot of the cookies I had made in advance and frozen. Now I would love to save the left overs until Christmas Eve so I don't have to make another batch of everything but I don't think they'd all do well just in the cupboard. Can I freeze them again?

  1. todao Dec 5, 2011 09:28 AM

    I'd be afraid they'd get soggy. Unless they are vacuum sealed before freezing I don't think I'd re-freeze them.

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      SherBel Dec 5, 2011 09:34 AM

      Depends on the cookies. I would just go for it, You could wrap one of each type of cookie and freeze/thaw them as a test, but I think they'll be just fine. There are not the same issues with baked goods that there are with meat.

      1. chowser Dec 5, 2011 10:45 AM

        You'll lose quality but it won't be dangerous like meat might be.

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          freia Dec 5, 2011 10:49 AM

          No harm in trying...pretasting would be key, but there's plenty of time to freeze and thaw once more before Christmas. As a baked good I don't think there is any food safety issue wrt thawing and refreezing.

          1. daniellempls Dec 5, 2011 12:00 PM

            I think cookies are more like bread and can be froze, thawed and refrozen. The thing I would watch out for is picking up off flavors. Someone at my work brought in cookies that I believe had been frozen and then thawed and they have a really funny off-taste. I could not eat the cookie.

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              erica Dec 5, 2011 12:11 PM

              Absolutely. I do this often with both bread and cookies. Just last night I ate a few Italian almond-paste cookies that I had frozen/thawed two times. They were fine. I freeze cookies in zip-loc bags, sometimes putting one zip loc into the other. I freeze bread in foil and place in Zip-Loc.

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