Making cookies for the holidays is a fun tradition, but it can also be a lot of work. Whether you’re making classic sugar cookies or something fancier, use a FoodSaver® vacuum sealer for making, sealing, and freezing cookie dough ahead of time. That way, making holiday cookies will be all fun and no hassle. Seal your finished cookies as well, to keep them fresh—whether you’re giving them as a gift or just keeping them for yourself! Each cookie is unique, so here’s your guide to saving them all.
Drop Holiday Cookies
For drop cookies, 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 6 hours. Remove the frozen dough pieces from the sheet and place into a FoodSaver bag, spaced out evenly. Seal the bag with your FoodSaver vacuum sealing system and store in the freezer until you’re ready to bake your drop cookies. Vacuum seal your baked cookies as well to maintain freshness.
Slice and Bake Holiday Cookies
Classic 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. Put the log in a FoodSaver bag, seal using your FoodSaver sealing system, and freeze! When you’re ready to bake, cut the bag open, and slice and bake the cookies as you normally would. Remember to vacuum seal your freshly baked holiday cookies after you’ve baked them!
Cut-Out Holiday Cookies
Gingerbread, sourdough, and sugar cookies call for cut-out cookie dough. After mixing up your dough, shape it into two disks about an inch thick. Put each disk into a FoodSaver bag, seal using your FoodSaver sealing system, and store the dough in your freezer. When you’re ready to make your cookies, take the dough out of the bags and roll it out to the desired thickness. Bake, and then vacuum seal your finished holiday cookies to keep them fresh.