How Long Do Crumbl Cookies Last?

Did Crumbl made your favorite cookie this week? If you want to buy now and save some for later, you need this guide for How Long Crumbl Cookies Last. Get tips on storing your favorite cookies–plus how to freeze them for longer storage.

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A box of six Crumbl Cookies including Old-Fashioned Doughnut, Lemonade, Walnut Brownie Fudge, and Fried Ice Cream.

What Are Crumbl Cookies?

If you are trying to freeze Crumbl Cookies, you are probably already familiar with the popular bakery. On the other hand, for the uninitiated, Crumbl Cookies are giant bakery-fresh cookies sold in gourmet flavors. Crumbl started in 2017 and has grown to over 700 bakeries.

Each store offers a menu lineup of six cookies each week. The menus rotate around over 250 flavors and always contain past favorites and usually a new flavor (or two!). Check Crumbl’s social media each Sunday night (I always check Instagram) to see what the coming menu will be!

Quick Tip: Crumbl Stores are closed on Sundays, so plan ahead!

How Long Do Crumbl Cookies Last?

How long each Crumbl Cookie lasts depends on the particular cookie. Generally a cookie might last (with best quality/flavor) 2-3 days (when stored correctly). Cookies can usually be frozen too.

Generally, Crumbl Cookies come in three “types”:

  1. Regular unfrosted cookie (like Milk Chocolate Chip)
  2. Frosted (with “set” buttercream style frostings, like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough)
  3. Topped with a “non-traditional” topping (like Key Lime Pie)

The topping (and on occasion, the filling or mix-ins) will determine how you should store your cookies and how long they will last.

How to Store Crumbl’s Regular Unfrosted Cookies

For unfrosted cookies with shelf stable mix-ins or fillings (like the Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie, Funfetti, Peanut Butter, Triple Chocolate Cookie, M&M Cookie, Snickerdoodle etc.), you can safely store these at room temperature for 2-3 days.

Keep them in an air-tight container. If you want to save them for longer without loss of quality, choose to freeze them following my tutorial on freezing at the end of the post.

How to Store Crumbl’s Frosted Cookies

For frosted cookies that are frosted with a buttercream frosting, you’ll want to store them in the fridge. Ditch the pink box and grab an air-tight storage container. Store for 2-3 days, refrigerated.

This includes cookies such as Lemonade, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter with Snickers, and Nilla Bean Cupcake.

Because the frosting on these cookies is more of a buttercream style, the cookies will last 2-3 days in the fridge without growing soggy. If you are careful, you may be able to stack two layers of cookies with a sheet of parchment or wax paper placed in-between.

If you need to store them longer than that, check out my tips on how to freeze frosted cookies below.

How to Store Crumbl’s Fancy Topped Cookies

Crumbl also makes a lot of cookies with fancy toppings that are more tricky to store. A lot of these cookies are truly best eaten the same day as purchase. That said, you can certainly save some for later–the quality just won’t be as good as fresh.

Here’s a few examples of cookies with tricky frostings: Boston Cream Pie, French Silk Pie, Key Lime Pie, and Fruit Pizza.

Generally, any of these cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days, just like the other cookies. However, the main problem is encountering soggy cookies. The fancy toppings tend to have a lot more moisture than buttercream so as they are stored the topping will make the base cookie a bit soggy.

Cookies topped with fruit or generally more perishable toppings (like Fruit Pizza) may not last as long either.

A Key Lime Pie Crumbl Cookie on a plate.

If you are hoping to store or freeze cookies in advance of a party, you will have the best results if you stick with the unfrosted or buttercream frosted cookies.

For personal use, you can certainly save these cookies in the fridge though. You can also try freezing these cookies, though some will do better than others. The main key is to flash freeze them using my instructions below or freeze the cookie in a container that won’t mess up the frosting.

Cookies with “Extras”

Another style of cookie to be cautious about freezing (or storing at all) is anything with a crunchy topping over frosting (such as cookies with a sprinkle of cereal, crushed cookies, candies, or something like that). Some of these crunchy toppings will become soggy as they sit on the frosting.

How to Freeze Crumbl Cookies

Alright, so you’ve invested in a party box (12 whole cookies, yaass) and quickly realized that you can’t eat that many before they start losing their flavor. No problem! Let’s learn how to freeze them:

A Crumbl Walnut Brownie Fudge cookie on a plate.

Freeze Unfrosted Cookies

  1. First, be sure to cool the cookies completely. If you purchased any “served warm” cookies like the classic Milk Chocolate Chip, it’s best to wait until the cookies are cooled completely before freezing them. The cookies will take an hour or two to cool.
  2. Unfrosted cookies can be stacked and packaged together, but you want to avoid sticking. So, wrap each cookie in plastic wrap.
  3. Load them into a freezer-safe bag or container and pop in freezer.

How Long to Store: They will keep for 1-3 months depending on your freezer and the quality of packaging. I usually try to use them within two months because freezer burned cookies are no fun!

For storage containers, I like zip-top freezer bags for storing cookies. Opt for the 1 gallon size bags since some of the cookies are larger in diameter and won’t fit in smaller bags. You can fit around 4 cookies (maybe more) in a gallon size bag.

Thawing the Cookies: Unfrosted cookies can generally be thawed at room temperature. If you want to reheat the cookies, just microwave them in 10 second increments until warmed through. Serve immediately.

Freeze Frosted and Topped Cookies

For frosted cookies, you have two options. First, the quick way. You can gently wrap each cookie in plastic wrap, place in a freezer-safe container and freeze. This method will smush the frosting, but it’s quick and doesn’t really matter if you are the one who will be eating the cookie later.

Or, try flash freezing!

Flash Freezing to Keep the Frosting Nice and Neat

If you are trying to preserve cookies for a party or event, we want to be a little more careful.

  1. Flash freeze your cookies by placing them individually on a cookie tray (must be small enough to fit in your freezer). Don’t stack the cookies. Place the entire tray in the freezer and allow to freeze until the cookies are completely solid.
  2. Now, pack them gently with sheets of wax paper or plastic wrap in between each cookie. Or, wrap each cookie in plastic wrap. You can stack if you want, but only a maximum of two layers of cookies.
  3. Store in freezer bags or containers for up to 1-3 months.

Thaw frosted cookies in the fridge. I find to maintain perfect frosting that it’s best to unwrap the cookies while still frozen and arrange on a plate or baking sheet (basically reversing the freezing process) to thaw. That way the frosting doesn’t squish as it thaws.

Remember that not all cookies with the fancy toppings (such as Key Lime Pie) will freeze well. You might have a bit of trial and error with these styles–but it’s still worth a shot to save the cookies!

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