My son's fiance wants to do a dessert table in addition to a cake at her reception. She would like sugar cookies as one of the options. Since we need a fairly large amount of cookies we will be making them in advance and freezing them. Should they be decorated before or after freezing? If we freeze before decorating how long should we wait to decorate after they are thawed? If we decorate before freezing do we have to wait for the icing to dry before we freeze them? Thanks.
I've done both. If you freeze first they only take a few minutes to thaw to ice. If you freeze after the icing does need to be dry first.
If you're going to be be busy in the days before the wedding icing before freezing would be best.
I'm assuming that you're using royal icing though.
I would suggest you make, bake and decorate and then freeze if you can. I'm doing that right now, with tons of Xmas cookies.
Yes, you do have to wait until the icing drys.
I'm sure other CCers will help you as well.
Thanks for the help. And , yes, we will be using the royal icing. I'm sure I'll be back for more help. I've gotten lots of tips and ideas from this site. I really appreciate it.