Can you freeze decorated sugar cookies?

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Karina Rogahn asked a question: Can you freeze decorated sugar cookies?
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Date created: Thu, Jun 24, 2021 9:28 AM
Date updated: Thu, Jun 23, 2022 11:41 AM

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Seal the cookies in cello bags with the heat sealer. Place the cookies into an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. To thaw, keep the cookies in the airtight container at room temperature for at least 2 hours.

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Although you can freeze fully decorated sugar cookies, it is recommended to only add the frosting after you defrost them, but if you already baked and decorated and wants to avoid food waste, they can be frozen too, it just can be a little trickier since they will need to be frozen 100% sealed with no oxygen contact at all.

Freezing Fully Decorated Sugar Cookies. When freezing fully decorated sugar cookies heat sealing is a must. If you don’t have a heat sealer, this is the one I use and it works great! Once you’ve heat sealed your cookies they’re ready to freeze.

Cookies of all kinds do well when stored in the freezer, from the soft and chewy to the crispy ones, even decorative iced sugar cookies. In addition, when thawed, the cookies taste almost as fresh as when you bought or made them. Preparing the sugar cookies for this method of storage takes very little time.

You can feel safe freezing cookies with decorative sugar, and white or silver sprinkles and nonpareils. If you must freeze colored sprinkled cookies, take care when thawing them. I suggest thawing in the packaging in the refrigerator overnight. Then bring to room temperature on the counter, still in the packaging.

When preserving decorated cookies the first thing you need to do is take it out of the bag and make sure it is completely dry, it is the moisture that will cause it to spoil. If there was royal icing or fondant the cookie should be fine for a while but an edible image will fade to white in no time.

Instructions Seal the cookies in cello bags with the heat sealer. Place the cookies into an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. To thaw, keep the cookies in the airtight container at room temperature for at least 2 hours.

YES! You can freeze cut-out cookies decorated with royal icing! YES! You can freeze baked cookies that are not decorated! YES! You can freeze the dough before baking! Yes! Yes! Yes!!! {And kiddo thinks all I can say is, "no."}

Avoid freezing cookies if they are decorated with colored sugars or sprinkles, or have fondant on them. If they are frozen with color on them, the color may bleed. If this happened, know that the cookies are technically still good to eat, just less attractive. Proceed with caution when freezing cookies with bright or strong colored icing, as colors may bleed.

Vacuum seal and freeze Another option; vacuum seal your cookies and freeze them. This is another method I don’t use, as I find cookies kept in a freezer can be affected by the moisture and bleed etc. This is perhaps a good option if you’d like to keep your cookie to eat in the future.

I freeze my decorated sugar cookies quite often, and I have never had a problem. However, I freeze them after decorating and after I have individually packaged and heat sealed the tops. I put them in a container just in case. When I want to thaw, I bring them out and let them come to room temperature. Easy peasy.

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