Freezing Cookies

Baking By Bean123 Updated 13 Jan 2011 , 7:48pm by love2makecakes

Bean123 Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 7:02pm
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can you freeze shortbread cookies frosted with royal icing or fondant?
a friend of mine asked me to make 50 cookies for her sistes baby shower, which I have no issues doing, but, I am also having a baby and want to make sure I can get the cookies done. So, is it ok to freeze the decorated cookies?

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nancyg Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 7:25pm
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I cant help you...But, would also like to know

love2makecakes Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 7:37pm
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i think the fondant covered ones yes, but do not have them stacked when defrosting.

no to royal icing, the condensation will break it down when defrosting.

awatterson Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 7:48pm
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I freeze my cookies with the Carmie00 cookie glaze. You just have to make sure that they are not stacked after you pull them out of the freezer.

Bean123 Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 8:01pm
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Originally Posted by awatterson

I freeze my cookies with the Carmie00 cookie glaze. You just have to make sure that they are not stacked after you pull them out of the freezer.




thanks for the info! what is the carmie00 cookie glaze?

joycesdaughter111 Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 8:02pm
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Has anyone ever frozen cookies which have been outlined in royal icing and then flooded with a glaze of 1c. powdered sugar, 1 T corn syrup and 2 T water?

awatterson Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 8:07pm
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http://cakecentral.com/recipes/15672/glaze-icing-sugar-cookie-icing

You can outline with the glaze if you thicken it up with powdered sugar. That way you don't have to make royal icing and glaze.

kcassano Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 8:26pm
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I have frozen sugar cookies decorated with royal icing in the past. just make sure they are completely dry before you freeze them. i put wax paper in between my layers. i had a couple casualties, but not many. just make a couple extra in case. HTH.

msulli10 Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 8:35pm
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I froze my sugar cookies decorated with royal icing with no problem. They defrosted fine - nothing broke down. I made sure they were really dry before freezing them and placed parchment paper between the layers.
I also froze royal meringue buttercream decorated cookies and, although they looked fine once defrosted they tasted really funky.

Hope this helps you.

CookieCrazy_grozzie11 Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 1:37am
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I have had to do this a couple of times, but at the clients request, as they have changed their date of their function. I much prefer the fresh option.

I individually bag each cookie in cello and heat seal them closed. (only after the cookie is ABsolutley DRy) Then I place them layered between baking paper in an airtight container.

When taking them out DO NOT OPEN the container until they have defrosted. this stops the moisture ruining them and your designs Should stay in tact.

There have been other posts in the past about this one too.

good luck. but if you have time practice with a sample in your freezer first.

love2makecakes Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 7:48pm
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Originally Posted by msulli10

I froze my sugar cookies decorated with royal icing with no problem. They defrosted fine - nothing broke down. I made sure they were really dry before freezing them and placed parchment paper between the layers.
I also froze royal meringue buttercream decorated cookies and, although they looked fine once defrosted they tasted really funky.

Hope this helps you.




so when u say "dry" do mean completely dry so that the royal icing is hard all the way through? I only let my cookies dry overnight before packaging, but if you bite into the cookie the inside layer of royal icing is still soft. that would be great if i could freeze them iced, i just assumed that moisture is really bad for royal icing.

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