Here's what I wrote to Vicki:
Freezing Christmas cookies is very, very easy. I most often package the cookies in large round tins, but you can use Tupperware containers of any shape or even large plastic containers (with covers) from Walmart or even the dollar store.
I have used all of the above containers at various times (I tend to run out of containers as Christmas draws near and get sort of desperate), and I can honestly say I have never had cookies get freezer burned or lose quality in any other way.
In addition to your containers, you will also want to have a package of waxed paper on hand. Either Cut-Rite or a store brand works fine. Masking tape and a permanent marker are helpful for labeling.
Bake your cookies as usual and cool completely on racks.
(If the cookie has a filling and/or frosting or glaze, be sure that layer is well hardened and firmed up before you package the cookies.)
Line your container with waxed paper. Arrange a layer of cookies in the bottom of the container, then place a piece of waxed paper over that layer and continue layering cookies and waxed paper until the container is full. Place the cover securely on the container.
I then place a piece of masking tape on the cover and write the name of the cookie in Sharpie. I use the tape because I use the same containers over and over and it would be confusing to write the name of the cookies directly on the container lids.
Then place the container of cookies in your freezer. That’s it!
You don’t have to thaw the cookies before placing them on a tray or plate to serve or give. Cookies are small and thaw out very quickly.
Below you see a tin full of whipped shortbread all ready for the freezer once the lid is added.
* This is a no-brainer, seems to me, but only store one type of cookie per tin. You don't want the flavors to get all mixed up.
* Store soft cookies and crisp cookies separately.
* For bar cookies, I cut them in the desired size when completely cool and transfer them to containers with waxed paper as described above.
Vicki also asked me if there were any types of cookies that should not be frozen.
There are no cookies that I know of that should not be frozen. I think if that were the case the recipe might specify.
Yes, you can freeze fudge. What I most often do is cut the fudge first and then I freeze it in foil packages. If I have a square pan of fudge, I’ll cut it and put about 1/4 of the fudge in each little package. If I have more than one layer of fudge in the package, I put a little piece of foil or waxed paper in between the layers. If you like, you could put a number of foil packages inside a ziplock freezer bag. It’s easier to keep track of them that way.
Sometimes I package fudge in small tins, also lined with waxed paper or foil. Every kind of fudge that I have frozen has kept its consistency just fine.
Other candies, like peanut butter balls or the chocolate dipped orange slices, I freeze just as I do cookies in containers with waxed paper.
Another kitchen gift that I bake and freeze ahead is little loaves of quick breads or fruitcakes. After removing these from the loaf pans, I cool them completely on wire racks before wrapping them individually in foil. I will then freeze the little foil-wrapped loaves in either a tin or plastic container or even a large zip-top bag.
When I am ready to gift these little loaves, I wrap them in either colorful foil or food-safe tissue paper and add a little embellishment like ribbon, trim, or baker's twine as pictured below.
There you have some thoughts on freezing Christmas goodies for later. Hope this information is helpful to someone!