I had heard that you could freeze decorated sugar cookies, and that they would survive without the colors bleeding. I was skeptical. But I thought I could give it a try, and give it a really good test by making some more of these Baseball Cookies I showed you last summer for my sons’ team snacks.
So, I decorated some Chocolate Sugar Cookies and some Vanilla Sugar Cookies. I used dark red icing for the lines/laces on the baseballs on top of a pure white base. If this stuff bleeds, there will be no mistaking. (But 5- and 6-year-olds still won’t care.)
When they were dry, I bagged the cookies into medium-sized treat bags. I put two cookies in with the icing facing out on either side.
I tend to go the easy way out and staple my cookie bags. Tying all those twisties just makes me crazy.
Then I stacked them up in a large Tupperware container to put them in the freezer for a week.
The day I took them out of the freezer was a warm, rainy, humid day. (Of course it was, I live in Minnesota and it’s June!) You can see the foggy condensation all over the outside of the container. I left them in there for about 3 hours, hoping to keep the condensation and humidity from the cookies.
Amazingly, when I took the cookies out, they were perfect! I was so excited. Not a single complaint from the ball players!
If red icing on white doesn’t run, you can bet I will be using this trick in the future when I need to make lots of cookies at a busy time.
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