Hi. I'm planning on making some cookies as a favor for my daughters birthday party. I'd like to do as much as possible far in advance. How far in advance can sugar cookies be baked and decorated? Any tips on storage to do it up to a month in advance??
You can freeze them.
Thanks for the quick response! Do I bake, decorate and freeze? The colors dont run when they defrost?
I decorate with royal icing only.
A[quote name="Pastrybaglady" url="/t/782712/how-far-in-advance#post_7573208"]http://www.cakecentral.com/t/680673/freezing-decorated-cookies/15[/quote] I 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?
AAh yes, the splotchy cookie. The icing must be completely dry - I put the the completed cookies in closed cardboard boxes to sit for at least 24 hours before putting them in the freezer.
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Ah yes, the splotchy cookie. The icing must be completely dry - I put the the completed cookies in closed cardboard boxes to sit for at least 24 hours before putting them in the freezer.
Ah! I bet your right! I don't think I allowed 24 hours, but was hard to touch. I was fooled! Thank you, brilliant, would have never guessed that element.
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AYou're very welcome Cookie! I have blown dozens and dozens of cookies by not being patient enough.