Can i freeze cookies

Freezing is one of the greatest household inventions. I know how stressful life can be at times and that for some of us it is almost impossible to balance our role as a mother, our job and a healthy diet and then have enough time for our family. In this practical guide you will learn the best way to freeze food and what to keep in mind. Have fun while reading!

The optimal preparation for freezing

If you want to freeze food, make sure that you only use packaging that is airtight and watertight so that the quality is retained. I usually mark the packaging with the date I frozen the food so that I know roughly when I should consume something. Food usually freezes too slowly in larger containers, so use smaller containers or portion-sized freezer bags.

DOS:

  • Freezer cans
  • freeze bag
  • Aluminum foil
  • Aluminum shells
  • Cling film (PE or PVC)
  • Resealable all-purpose bags

Dont’s:

  • Glass vessels
  • Cream cheese or yogurt containers
  • Bread bags
  • Wax paper

Better not freeze

Just because you can freeze almost anything doesn't mean you should. There are a few foods that are not suitable for freezing. Below is a list of absolute no-gos. If you don't want to compromise on quality, don't freeze any of the following.

  • Block cheese: crumbles and loses its taste
  • Pudding: becomes watery
  • Boiled eggs, boiled egg whites and raw egg yolks: become rubbery, crumbly and viscous
  • Lettuce: becomes watery and collapses
  • Tomatoes: get watery and mushy
  • Raw potatoes: can get dark

These foods are great for freezing

Below is a selection of foods that are good for freezing.

Freshly baked bread & rollsFreeze your bread or rolls individually in freezer bags after baking. After thawing, bake for 5 minutes at 200 ° C. If you want to freeze raw rolls, make sure that they are not in direct contact with each other. Bake in the frozen state for 20 minutes at 200 ° C.
Shortcrust pastriesYou can easily freeze pastries made from shortcrust pastry by wrapping them in cling film or placing them in a freezer bag. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or at room temperature before serving.
Cookies & CookiesBaked biscuits and cookies can be frozen in portions in freezer bags. They will be fresh again if you briefly bake them for 5 minutes at 180 ° C after defrosting.
Puff pastry or filo pastryRoll out the dough using a rolling pin before freezing. Cover with a piece of baking paper and roll up. Freeze in cling film and thaw before further processing. You can also freeze the dough in a block, but then you should defrost it in the refrigerator before processing.
Pizza base (raw)Roll out the pizza base into any shape that fits either on a baking sheet or on a round pizza tray. Place in a larger freezer bag and freeze. Thaw before topping and baking.
Pizza (baked)If you want to freeze a baked pizza, take it out of the oven 2 minutes before it's done baking. Freeze in cling film and bake again in the frozen state for 15 minutes at 220 ° C.
Sliced ​​onionPut 2 peeled and halved onions in the mixing bowl and cook for 3 sec. | Level 5 chop. Freeze in small freezer jars until you need them again. You can take out individual portions at any time and simply allow for a few minutes of “defrosting time” when cooking
jamYou can freeze jam if you put it in a freezer beforehand. Do not freeze in glasses as they can burst. Thaw before use.

Minced meat, cake & Co.

butter

 

 

Butter can be frozen in two different ways: either in a freezer box or in portions wrapped in cling film. Thaw if necessary.

Sauces, soups, stews & curriesPut cooled sauces, soups, stews or curries into freezer bags or cans. It is always better to freeze them in portions rather than in large quantities as this will freeze them better. Thaw before heating.
Minced meatChop a shoulder of beef or pork in a mixing bowl, then freeze individually in freezer bags and thaw before further processing.
Sponge cakeYou can freeze baked sponge cakes by wrapping the cooled cake in a double layer of cling film and a layer of aluminum foil. Let thaw for about 4-6 hours before serving.
CheesecakeIt is best to place the cheesecake on a ceramic plate or on the bottom of the springform pan you used to bake the cake and wrap it in cling film. Omit all toppings such as fruit and decorate the cake only after thawing. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving. On hot days you can also serve the cheesecake as cheesecake ice cream.
vegetablesCut the vegetables into small pieces and cook for 5 min. | Varoma® | Steam level 1 in the Varoma® with 900 g water in a mixing bowl. Then place in the cooking insert and quench to finish the cooking process. Fill in portions into freezer bags and freeze. Thaw before further processing.
fruitCut the fruit into small pieces, then freeze in portions in freezer bags.
Cooked meatSlice cooked meat such as roast beef or pork. Chop up the chicken. Then place in freezer cans or bags and freeze. Thaw before heating.

Thawing tips

There are several ways to safely thaw food. If you live in a warm country or if it's very hot outside, thaw your frozen food in the refrigerator overnight. This is the slowest and safest method.

To thaw your food faster, you can put it in a waterproof bag and put it in warm water. Then you have to process it directly after thawing. If you want to defrost your food even faster, place it in a microwave-safe container and defrost it using the defrost function of your microwave. Check every 10 minutes and remove thawed layers.

Important: Make sure that you cannot refreeze food that you have not defrosted in the refrigerator.

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