Can Decorated Cookies Be Frozen?

Baking By Jopalis Updated 30 Nov 2006 , 9:08pm by JoAnnB

Jopalis Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 7:12pm
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I was hoping to get some of my holiday baking done soon and was wondering if I could freeze decorated sugar cookies? Would the icing crack or discolor? Any specific methods suggested?

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JoAnnB Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:00pm
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They freeze just fine. If there is a lot of detail, you might want to thaw them in a single layer, to avoid any sticking from the little bit of condensation that might form.
Freeze them with parchment or waxed paper between the layers.

charman Posted 30 Nov 2006 , 4:08pm
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Can you go ahead and individually wrap the cookies and then freeze them? Just curious, or would it be best to do what you said, single layer w/ wax paper between them and then put them out on cooling racks to thaw first and then package?

JoAnnB Posted 30 Nov 2006 , 8:20pm
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I have frozen them in individual packaging, like cookie bags. They came out fine. I would still separate them to thaw, just to be extra safe.

charman Posted 30 Nov 2006 , 8:30pm
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What cookie and icing recipe do you use? May I ask?

JoAnnB Posted 30 Nov 2006 , 9:08pm
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I usually use Martha Stewarts cookie recipe and a regular royal with a bit of vanilla added.

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