Can You Freeze Russian Tea Cakes?
Russian tea cakes (also known as Snowdrop Cookies or Mexican Wedding Cookies) are small, buttery cakes that are rolled in confectioners’ sugar after baking. They are a popular cookie choice during holidays, especially Christmas and Hanukkah. But can they be frozen? Fortunately, the answer is yes!
Freezing Russian Tea Cakes
To prepare to freeze, first bake the cookies according to your preferred recipe. Once the cookies have cooled, place them on a baking sheet and freeze until hard. This can take several hours. Once frozen, transfer the cookies to a freezer-safe plastic bag or airtight container and return them to the freezer.
Storing Frozen Russian Tea Cakes
The tea cakes can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. However, to keep them at their best, it is recommended that you try to consume them within 2 weeks of freezing. For best results, thaw the cakes in the refrigerator overnight. Enjoy!
Suggestions for Best Results:
- Do not refreeze cookies.Once the cookies have been thawed, they should be enjoyed right away and not refrozen.
- Roll the cookies confectioners’ sugar after thawing.Once the cookies are thawed, they should be rolled in confectioners’ sugar like they would be when fresh-baked.
- Avoid directly reheating cookies.If desired, the tea cakes can be briefly warmed in the oven at 300°F. Heating them up directly (i.e. in the microwave) can cause them to dry out.