Every year we are subjected to Christmas cookies that someone has baked at the beginning of December and have frozen whether they should have been or not. They end up dry or have a weird texture from being frozen. For my Christmas cookie baking this year, I wanted to only make cookies I knew were still good to eat after being frozen. So here are my tried and true favorites!
Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies with Salted Peanuts – Although I make these year round, I knew that they froze well when earlier in the year I made too much and had to freeze them so they didn’t go to waste. When I thawed them, I really couldn’t tell the difference from when I had made them fresh. So I decided they would make the cut this year for my Christmas baking.
Fairy Cookies – I grew up with these. Not sure where my mom originally got the recipe but we have made these every year since I can remember. It makes a ton so we have had to freeze them over the years and they are still just as good as when freshly made.
Chocolate Peppermint Bars – This is a new favorite of mine. I tried it last year and really liked it but wasn’t sure it would freeze well. I made some the other day, kept it in the freezer for a week and then served it to some friends that we had over for dinner. It was a huge hit!
Spritz Cookies – These cookies are a Christmas classic and lucky for us, they freeze well. They just add that old school feel when served at our Christmas parties.
Ginger-Molasses Cookies – These cookies are another of my favorites year round but with the sparkly, demara sugar coating I knew they’d be perfect for for the holidays. I have frozen these over the years and they always thaw beautifully.