i have about 3 dozen cars themed sugar cookies to make for the end of the month. wondering how soon i can start them? they will each be individually wrapped in a treat bag. Would they still be ok if i started working on them the beginning of next week? TIA!
Yes, no problem as long as you wrap them soon after they've dried. Otherwise, they might start absorbing humidity and get all soft and mushy.ñ
I'd make the decorations for them ahead of time out of modelling chocolate or fondant, then bake the cookies a couple of days before you need them. All you'd have to do is put the decoration on them when they come out of the oven, then let them cool off. I wouldn't bake them that far in advance as next week if they're for the end of the month, personally.
thanks for the responses! I'll probably wait another week or so to start working on them!
You can also make the cookies in advance--naked or decorated, freeze them, defrost in the fridge while still in sealed storage container, and remove from the airtight container once they come to room temp.