I didn't see anything about this in the forums. And not sure where to post it . . . What is suggested as far as making cookies in advance and freezing them (shelf life)? And what about pre-decorating them and freezing them? What kind of containers are recommended? I have been having trouble finding a rectangular size.
I do freeze cookies, but I double bag them.
I store my cookies in a airtight glass container and place them in the freezer up to 3 months they come out tasting just as good as if they were cooked fresh as for decorating I'm no expert I'm new to using royal icing so I'm no help with that I would like to know if I can decorate them and freeze them too
I personally don't like to freeze either baked or decorated cookies for various reasons. I know people who do both, but I don't think cookies ever taste better than freshly baked (the freezer always stales things), and I find the added humidity of the freezer can sometimes cause icing colors to mottle or spot, despite the best of precautions. The only thing I freeze in advance is the raw dough (for up to two months), and then I "bake to order".
P.S. This is a good spot for this topic, though there are at least two other forum topics on the same subject:
P.P.S. I just used the "advanced search" feature and then searched only the forums along with the word "freezing", and these two forum topics plus a couple of others on the freezing subject came up.
I don't like to freeze, but one time I didn't have any choice. I had too many cookies due to not bake ahead. It worked out fine, but the people I was baking for wouldn't have known the difference. I froze both decorated and undecorated cookies with no trouble, but I wouldn't make a habit of it. When defrosting I put them on a rack and let them fully defrost before doing anything.