Let me help you prepare for the Christmas craziness with this collection of easy-to-bake Holiday Slice and Bake Cookies. Simply mix the ingredients together, shape the dough in a log and then slice and bake. Free printable cookie gift tags and freezing tips included. these Christmas cookies are some of my favorite to bake because they are not only easy, but delicious.
During the Christmas season, we all feel stressed to get everything done. Especially baking homemade cookies like our moms used to when we were little.
Which is why this collection of Holiday Slice and Bake Cookies are ideal for this time of year. Simply prep the cookie dough ahead of time, shape it into logs and then freeze. When you are ready to bake, pull the logs out of the freezer, slice and bake.
This collection was inspired by my Easy Slice and Bake Cookies, Chocolate Christmas Cookies and Christmas Refrigerator Cookies on this site. They are slice and bake cookies and easy to prepare, freeze, bake and give as gifts to family and friends.
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How do you make slice and bake cookies round?
Most of the time when you freeze slice and bake cookies, the part of the log that sits in the freezer will become flat. There are a few ways to keep the slice and bake cookies round once you freeze them:
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap. Twist the ends together and place the log in the freezer. When you're ready to bake, remove the log from the freezer and allow to defrost for about 30 minutes on the counter. Then gently roll the dough back into the shape of a cylinder, slice and bake.
- You can also freeze the logs in the cardboard from a roll of paper towels. Simply slice the cardboard up the center, slip the plastic wrapped log inside the cardboard tube and freeze. The tube acts as a mold and will keep the log round.
- Remove the cookies from the freezer, allow to defrost for about 30 minutes on the counter in the "mold." Remove them from the mold right before you slice and bake.
How long do slice and bake cookies last?
- Slice and bake cookies that are freshly baked will last about 7 days stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
- You can freeze the cookies after they have baked by flash freezing them on a baking tray for about 30 minutes then place the frozen cookies in airtight containers or freezer-safe plastic bags for 3 months.
- Frozen logs of cookie dough will last in the freezer up to six months.
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- Allow the cookies to cool completely to room temperature before storing in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
- Make sure you layer the cookies between parchment paper so the cookies don't stick to each other.
- If it's warm in your house, the cookies should be stored in the refrigerator so the chocolate doesn't melt.
- After you have baked the cookies, place them on a baking tray that's been lined with parchment paper.
- Place the baking tray in the freezer to flash freeze the cookies for about 20 to 30 minutes.
- Once frozen, remove the cookies from the tray and place them in a freezer safe container with parchment paper layered in between.
- The unbaked frozen cookie dough slices can be frozen for up to three months.
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