How Soon Can I Start

Baking By ann925 Updated 5 Jul 2008 , 7:58pm by Jocmom

ann925 Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 7:45pm
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I have lots of cookies to make for next friday. When can I start baking the cookies, decorating them, packaging them so they are still fresh my friday. I am using royal icing. Thanks.

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spoonfedcake Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 11:36pm
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Just start now and package them up. I think theres so much preservatives in stuff that they should last no problem - at least as long as theres no milk or cream in the frosting.

spoonfedcake Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 11:38pm
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twooten173 Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 1:01am
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Originally Posted by ann925

I have lots of cookies to make for next friday. When can I start baking the cookies, decorating them, packaging them so they are still fresh my friday. I am using royal icing. Thanks.




I recently had to do fifty cookies. I baked them and covered them with royal icing - just basic white - and let them dry. I froze them for about a week then decorated when I pulled out of the fridge. They were fine.

Maybe some cookie gurus have more insite on this.

onceuponacookie Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 3:56am
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I have done it where I do all my baking (100 cookies), freeze them, thaw, decorate and bag, and they are great. I have also baked, decorated, bagged and then froze and they are also just perfect.

For next weekend I have two seperate things to do, both 100 cookies each. This time I am doing all my baking, then I am going to worry about the decorating part. : )

arle1727 Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 2:43pm
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Recently I have an order for 100 cookies. I bake them on Wednesday, decorated them on Thursday and package on Friday. The same weekend was my sons bday, so I do that to delivered on Monday. They wer so good. So you can start now.

-K8memphis Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 2:57pm
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Originally Posted by spoonfedcake

Just start now and package them up. I think theres so much preservatives in stuff that they should last no problem - at least as long as theres no milk or cream in the frosting.




If you package them all up now they will be a week old before you deliver that's quite a stretch.

I think I would make and freeze the cut out cookie now.

Bake and decorate and package a al minute.

I'm not a cookie guru but it is too early to decorate and package cookies for Friday.

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Jocmom Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 7:58pm
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I agree with freezing them. Have you ever had a Lofthouse cookie? They sell them in lots of grocery stores. They're shipped frozen. A friend that works at a grocery store said that they call them "thaw and gnaw" cookies. Same thing with "Cheryl & Co." cookies that you can order. They're individually wrapped, frozen, and shipped frozen. Both brands taste fresh and are soooo soft when you get them.

Okay - now I'm hungry for cookies. icon_smile.gif

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