Storage & Freezing Bar Cookies
Cool bar cookies completely before storing. Bar cookies may be stored in their baking pan tightly covered with aluminum foil if they will be eaten in a few days. Bar cookies removed from the pan should be stored in an airtight container. Separate bar cookies with waxed paper between layers.
Bake It Ahead
Many bar cookies freeze well. Use the tips and the Freezing Storage Chart below to guide you.
- Cool bar cookies completely before wrapping and freezing.
- To protect flavor and prevent the cookies from drying out, wrap tightly in heavy duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap, or pack in freezer bags or plastic freezer containers with tight-fitting lids. Separate bars with waxed paper between the layers. Remove as much air as possible and seal tightly.
- Label all packages with the name of the recipe and the date.
- Bar cookie, like all baked products, should be stored at 0°F or lower.
- Freeze each type of bar cookie in a separate container. Use waxed paper to separate layers of cookies. Use within the recommended storage time for the best flavor and texture.
Freezer Storage Times
|Muffins and other quick breads ||Up to 3 months |
|Yeast breads ||6 months |
|Cookies ||6 months |
|Cookie dough ||4 months |
|Cakes (unfrosted) ||4 to 6 months |
|Cakes (frosted) ||2 to 3 months |
|Fruit pies (baked and unbaked) ||3 to 4 months |
|Pumpkin pies (baked) ||4 to 6 months |
|Ice cream pies ||1 month |
|Unbaked pastry ||2 months |