Freezing Decorated Cookies?

Decorating By wildflower Updated 28 Jan 2015 , 10:42pm by CookieNibz

wildflower Posted 17 May 2010 , 3:16am
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Hi everyone

I asked about decorating directly on the cookie without flooding it first but i figure i should also ask if its possible to ice decorated cookie?
if so, how would it be done [im thinking to use RI but i can go with fondant too if its better?]
Please help!



16 replies
bonniebakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:14pm
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Hi Fatima,

I'm not sure I understand your question... do you mean can you freeze a cookie decorated with RI? If so, yes, you sure can!

wildflower Posted 18 May 2010 , 2:27pm
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thanks bonnie, that was my question. When freezeing a decorated cookie, you would place wax paper in between layers?
would you also do that if the cookie was uniced or can uniced cookies be frozen without layers of wax paper?

bonniebakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 3:06pm
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I'd freeze the iced ones with wax paper between the layers. I don't think it's necessary for uniced ones.

If you do freeze iced ones, be sure to let them come to room temperature before opening the container.

wildflower Posted 18 May 2010 , 7:26pm
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thank you!

luv2bake6 Posted 24 May 2010 , 4:20am
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If i would wrap each iced cookie with plastic wrap before storing in a container, should i defrost them in the container or unwrap them first? I use glace.

bonniebakes Posted 25 May 2010 , 7:17pm
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defrost in the container, and don't open the container until they are defrosted.

luv2bake6 Posted 27 May 2010 , 5:12am
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thanks bonnie, how long should i give for the cookies to defrost in the container?

bonniebakes Posted 28 May 2010 , 1:46pm
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hmmm. that's a good question... I don't' usually freeze cookies, but I would guess they'd be completely defrosted within a few hours at room temperature.

KHalstead Posted 28 May 2010 , 1:58pm
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depends on how many layers of cookies you have....if you just have 1 or 2 layers, a couple hours and they're room temp. If you've got 8 or 10 layers of cookies on top of eachother all wrapped up, they insulate eachother and it will take longer. Your safest bet is to take them out the day before you need them (in the am) and let them sit all day. I even do it 2 days beforehand "just in case something happens to them" and I have to redo some or all of them quickly!!

luv2bake6 Posted 28 May 2010 , 8:35pm
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Thank you. So if i need to decorate them Sunday, would it be ok to take them out Saturday night or should i do it earlier (there are alot of cookies in a each container.

Karen421 Posted 31 May 2010 , 1:01pm
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How long can the cookies stay in the freezer? (without getting freezer burn and tasting bad)

luv2bake6 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 12:38am
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I just took out some cookies that have been in the freezer for about 6 weeks for my daughter to decorate. They were delicious!!

bonniebakes Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 11:02am
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Originally Posted by Karen421

How long can the cookies stay in the freezer? (without getting freezer burn and tasting bad)

I think that depends on your freezer and how well you wrap them.

I'm someone who can tell when just about anything has been frozen (though most people can't taste the difference), so I rarely ever freeze any baked goods and only cookies if I have an extreme time crunch of there is an unexpected delay. Even then, I wrap well (triple layers) then put in a air tight container before freezing, and freeze for less than a week.

Karen421 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 12:41pm
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Thanks Bonnie - I am trying to figure out time lines!

luv2bake6 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 9:34pm
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True, it all depends on how well they are wrapped. I take 2 at a time and wrap them back to back in plastic wrap. Then i put a few of those in freezer ziptop bags. Then i put the freezer bags in freezer containers. I'm not sure if ALL of that is necessary, but i like to take precautions and have not had any problems with freezer taste.

CookieNibz Posted 28 Jan 2015 , 10:42pm
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AI freeze cookies every Xmas, cause I make around 500 decorated cookies for family & I certainly don't have the time to do it all in one lump. I have read that you can freeze them after decorating with royal icing, but when I tried my cookies got tiny white spots on them. What went wrong? I didn't open container until after 24 hrs & had cookies in freezer bags & then in a freeze safe container. Was it perhaps my y recipe?

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