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How to Seal Your Holiday Cookie Dough

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Cookies sealed in a FoodSaver® bag

Making cookies for the holidays is a fun tradition but can also be a lot of work. Use a FoodSaver® vacuum sealer to make and seal your dough ahead of time so making cookies is all fun and no hassle. Seal your finished cookies as well to keep them fresh whether you are sending them to relatives or just keeping them for yourself! Each cookie is unique so here’s your guide to saving them all!

Drop Cookies

Sealed Chocolate Chip Cookie dough

For drop cookies like these, combine all the ingredients, then use a melon scooper to portion the cookie dough into small balls. Space them out on a cookie sheet as if you were about to place them in the oven and flatten them slightly. Put the sheet in a freezer for six hours. Remove the frozen dough pieces from the sheet and place into a FoodSaver® bag, spaced out evenly. Seal the bag with your FoodSaver® sealing system and store in the freezer until you are ready to bake. Seal your baked cookies as well to maintain freshness.

Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Slice and bake cookies with milk

Sugar cookies, pinwheels and checkerboards call for a slice-and-bake cookie dough recipe. Prepare the dough based on your recipe and then shape the dough into a log. Place the log into a FoodSaver® Bag, seal using your FoodSaver® sealing system, and freeze! When you are ready to bake, cut the bag open and slice and bake the cookies as your normally would. Remember to seal your freshly baked cookies after they are done!

Cut-Out Cookies

Vacuum sealing sugar cookies

Gingerbread, sour dough and sugar cookies call for cut-out cookie dough. After mixing up your dough, shape it into two disks about an inch thick. Slip each disk into a FoodSaver® Bag, seal using your FoodSaver® sealing system, and store the dough in your freezer. When you are ready to make your cookies, take the dough out of the bags and roll out to the desired thickness. Bake, and seal your finished cookies to keep them fresh!