I have many gingerbread men to make! I was wondering if anyone knew how long they can last. I need them for a Christmas Party on the 16th. Should I wait that week, or can I start doing a little at a time starting this weekend? I've heard that the dough does freeze ok. I really would like to be able to bake them and then either freeze them or keep in a container, then that week of the 16th decorate them.
Gingerbread Cookies freeze perfectly. Just wrap them well. They should thaw completely before you add icing. If you recipe is for a softer cookie, thaw them separately-if they are stacked, they can stick together.
Thank You, JoAnnB for replying!
So Its an OK for me to start baking, can do everything, including bake them, then just freeze them and a couple of days before just decorate, right?
I just want to make sure I dont ruin anything. I was given all the supplies and I dont want to ruin them and have to use my ingrediants, I know I sound cheap, but Im not getting paid for all this and I dont want to have to waste anything! Thank You for all your help!
I have made my gingerbread cookies up to a month before. After baking, I layer them on parchment paper and wrap with saran wrap than freeze. When I am ready for them, I just take them out and set them on the table to thaw, than frost.
Thank you for all your help! I can start it this weekend then!!!!!! You guys are sooo sweet for the help you all always give!