Freezing Royal Icing Cookies?

Baking By Mac Updated 20 Feb 2006 , 7:57pm by Book119

Mac Posted 10 Feb 2006 , 3:11pm
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Can you freeze cookies that are decorated with royal icing once it has set?

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projectqueen Posted 10 Feb 2006 , 3:33pm
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Good question, I need to know, too. I made and iced the cookies last Tuesday till Thursday for my daughter's party this Sunday. Now we are expecting a big storm and I may have to postpone the party a week. Wonder what will happen if I freeze them icing and all?

Mac Posted 11 Feb 2006 , 12:17am
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Anyone ever done this?

jdelectables Posted 11 Feb 2006 , 12:21am
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I have frozen them with no problem. I just did some Valentine's cookies and they are in the freezer because I don't need them until Monday and Tuesday.

Kiddiekakes Posted 11 Feb 2006 , 12:30am
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Well some have said yes and some believe no...Good Question!! I have tried it and didn't like the condensation on the tops of the cookies after they started to unthaw.I also felt it made the cookie softer.Some of the icing did bleed when it started to unthaw but I guess it all depends on humidty etc...Try it!!!

rlctic Posted 12 Feb 2006 , 12:38pm
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I have frozen them with no problem. The trick for the condensation is to not open the container until they are all thawed.

mgowan Posted 17 Feb 2006 , 1:28am
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I just froze some last week. I had them in a tupperware container so they were sealed up. I got them out the night before and sent them to school the next morning. No condensation. They tasted the exact same.

lotsoftots Posted 17 Feb 2006 , 11:07am
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I freeze them all the time--I've never had a condensation issue either. I store them in Tupperware with parchement paper or waxed paper between the cookie layers. I don't open the container until they're thawed--which doesn't take long, a couple hours.

Niki7227 Posted 17 Feb 2006 , 7:45pm
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I have frozen them without problem.

parismom Posted 17 Feb 2006 , 7:46pm
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I do it all the time. They taste great after thawing!

projectqueen Posted 20 Feb 2006 , 6:47pm
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I just wanted to report back on the freezing issue. I did have to postpone my daughter's party so I followed the advice given here, put wax paper between the layers and popped the whole rubbermaid container in the freezer. After 1 week, I took out the container and left it untouched on the counter for a few hours. When I opened it up, they looked exactly as they did before I froze them. I had a lot of colors on them, too, and there was no bleeding of colors or condensation whatsoever. It's a great trick and they tasted the same, too.

Thanks everyone.

Edited to add that the recipe I used was Antonia74's royal icing.

Book119 Posted 20 Feb 2006 , 7:57pm
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Thanks I needed the answer to this myself! How helpful!


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