I would like to make some cookies for an event coming up. How far in advance could I make these cookies if I put them i bags to keep fresh?
What kind of cookies are you thinking about making? It would help to know.
I personally wouldn't make them any more than 2 days ahead unless you are freezing them. I wouldn't want 5 day old cookies.
if they are a sugar cookie, like the No Fail recipe, and you are decorating in royal... I bake mine, let them sit out a day to dry, then I cover with royal the next day and let dry and finish decorating the next day. My cookies are never stale or dry. I then freeze them if I need to until the event. Works every time. Now, if you are baking some other kind of cookie... that might be different,
I want to make a sugar cookie with royal or color flow and bar each cookie. how long will that last for without freezing, and also when you freeze them and the thaw does that efect the icing?
welcome to CC!!
Personally, I have a "5 day rule" - no more than 5 days from making the dough until they are scheduled to be eaten (or get to the location if they are being shipped).
There are a ton of really helpful cookie makers on here, so if you have questions, ask! There are also a lot of really helpful threads with TONS of information in the cookie section of the forum. Here are links to some previous posts about time lines and freezing. Hope they help!
freezing & using RI
Thank You so Much! You have been very helpful!