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Can You Freeze Biscuit Dough?

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By Ross Young

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Crumbly, gooey, sweet…biscuits come in all shapes and flavours – there’s nothing quite like fresh, warm ones. But are they something you can make ahead of time and freeze?

Can You Freeze Biscuit Dough?

Yes, you can freeze biscuit dough for around 2 months. Keep in mind, there are so many biscuit and cookie dough recipes it makes it difficult to say that all doughs can be frozen for the same amount of time and turn out well.

Freeze Well? Yes

Can You Refreeze ? It Depends

Double chocolate chip biscuit dough in a bowl with a wooden spoon

How to Freeze Biscuit Dough

Freshly-baked, homemade biscuits are one of the greatest baked treats. Any organized home baker will tell you that you can save a lot of time on your biscuit prep by putting together your ingredients in batches, and only baking what you need.

Biscuit dough keeps well in the freezer and can be easily defrosted whenever you need it, so it makes perfect sense to prepare in batches. This is the best method for doing just that:

  1. Split Unto Portions
    Once you’ve set aside the mixture you plan to freeze, you should split the dough into portions. It’s a good idea to weigh the dough you require for each biscuit and mould it (roughly) into the desired shape of your biscuit.
  2. Lay Out on Baking Paper
    Because your biscuit dough will be sticky, it’s helpful to lay it on a piece of baking paper before transferring it to the freezer. Cover with film wrap and transfer the tray to the freezer when you have all of your biscuits laid out.
Biscuit dough in balls on a baking sheet lined with baking paper ready for the freezer.
  1. Transfer to Freezer-Safe Bags
    After 4-5 hours, and when your dough is frozen solid, take them out of the freezer and remove them from the tray. Pop each portion into a freezer bag.
  2. Label and Freeze
    Use a sharpie to mark the preparation and use-by dates on the freezer bags before transferring them into the freezer to be stored.
Can You Freeze Pillsbury Biscuit Dough?

Yes, you can freeze Pillsbury biscuit dough. Be sure to wrap it well or keep it in an airtight container to protect it from freezer burn.

Freezer-Friendly Cookie Recipes

Try out one of these delicious recipes that are perfect for freezing:

How Long Can You Freeze Biscuit Dough?

You can freeze biscuit dough for up to 2 months. If you wish to make your biscuits last for longer in the freezer, you should bake them first – you can read the full method for freezing baked biscuits here.

This way you can keep your biscuits in the freezer for up to 6 months. However, whichever you opt for, you will find that they freeze really well and give you a great-tasting biscuit when it’s time to enjoy them.

How Long Does Biscuit Dough Last in the Fridge?

Biscuit dough, tightly wrapped or placed in an airtight container in the fridge, can last for about 1-2 days. For canned or packaged dough, follow the expiration date on the packaging.

How Do You Defrost Biscuit Dough?

The best way to defrost biscuit dough is to remove it from the freezer and transfer it to the refrigerator.

Bear in mind that you should take the individually wrapped dough from the freezer-safe bag and lay them out on a tray when it comes to defrosting.

If you leave them in the bag, it will be harder to separate them when they’ve thawed as they will become quite sticky, so transferring them to a tray beforehand saves you hassle and mess.

Can You Refreeze Biscuit Dough?

It’s safe to refreeze biscuit dough after you’ve defrosted it, only if it’s been kept at or below refrigerator temperatures during thawing. It’s worth noting, with each repeated thaw and freeze, the texture of the dough will become more and more damaged.

Best practice is to only thaw as much as you’ll eat. However, if you’ve accidentally thawed too much, it’s a better idea to bake all of the dough that you’ve taken out of the freezer, and then freeze the cooked cookies once they’ve cooled.

Does Biscuit Dough Freeze Well?

As I’ve mentioned, biscuit dough freezes well.

The only exception to this is ‘cake-like’ or particularly light recipes, and to avoid disappointment when it comes to defrosting, I suggest you bake the cookies first and then freeze them once they’ve cooled if you have a mixture that you don’t think will freeze well.


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