Whether baked, unbaked, homemade or store-bought, just about any type of biscuit can be frozen. Use this handy guide to learn how to preserve your biscuit dough for later use and reheat baked biscuits with perfectly preserved flaky layers. Because a good biscuit makes any dinner better.
Can You Freeze Biscuits?
Yes! You can have fresh-tasting, tender biscuits anytime. Let baked biscuits sit on a wire rack until completely cool. Then, wrap each biscuit tightly in heavy-duty foil or freezer wrap and store in a gallon-sized freezer bag or airtight container. They can be stored in the freezer for 2-3 months.
Editor’s Note: Be sure the biscuits are completely cool before freezing. This ensures that excess moisture isn’t trapped inside of them once frozen. (Excess moisture will cause biscuits to become gummy and dense when they’re thawed later.)
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How to Reheat Biscuits
To reheat previously-baked biscuits, transfer the frozen biscuits to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in a 350° oven for 15-20 minutes. To prevent the biscuits from over-browning, lay a sheet of foil over the frozen biscuits. The biscuits are ready when they’re soft and warm through the center.
Editor’s Note: Keep an eye on the biscuits as they reheat! Not all biscuits are the same size, so you’ll have to adjust the time accordingly.
Can You Freeze Biscuit Dough?
Yes, it’s true! You can freeze scratch-made biscuit dough for a rainy day. After cutting out your biscuits, arrange them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap and then transfer it to your freezer. Once the biscuits are frozen, you can transfer them to a gallon-sized freezer bag or airtight container. Store the frozen biscuit dough for up to 3 months.
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How to Bake Frozen Biscuit Dough
No need to thaw your frozen biscuit dough. Simply remove however many biscuits you want to bake and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Transfer the baking sheet to a preheated 425° oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Editor’s Note: Baking times will vary depending on your oven and the biscuit recipe you’re using. As a rule of thumb, add 5-10 minutes to your baking time when baking frozen biscuit dough.
Can You Freeze Canned Biscuits?
Yep. The easiest way to freeze your favorite canned biscuit dough (this brand won our taste test) is simply throwing the can in the freezer. (Don’t worry, the can won’t burst open!) To thaw, transfer the tube to the refrigerator overnight and then bake as directed on the package.
Alternatively, you can also open the can, separate the biscuits and arrange them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Then, freeze just as you would homemade biscuit dough using the directions above.
Find more freezer tips and tricks in Our Ultimate Guide to Freezing Food.