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Do your cookies get stale???

post #1 of 22
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Calling all cookie mavens ...

Help me understand. I get how to decorate cookies. No problem. What I don't understand is how do your cookies not go stale? Is it the recipe? I would like to make the cookies ahead of time, then decorate and let the icing harden, but by then, the cookies always seem stale.

How do you do it?
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post #2 of 22
My cookies are never stale, maybe you are making your cookies too thin and so they see harder and not actually stale?? I use the no fail sugar cookie recipe and royal icing for decorations. I have let them sit out for 2-3 days before wrapping them and they are always fine.
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post #3 of 22
I make my cookies one day and seal them in an air tight box with wax paper between the layers. I decorate them the next day and let them dry then bag them.
I have never had anyone complain about them being stale.
I roll them 1/4 in thick, 3/8 for cookies on a stick.
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post #4 of 22
I've never had them go stale. I use Wilton's cookie dough recipe, roll about 1/4 thick (for some reason, Wilton's recipe doesn't seem to spread out while baking, seems to hold the shape better), but I think I'll try to cookie recipe mentioned above! I usually keep them in an air tight container before I decorate, then bag them once the icing is dry.
post #5 of 22
Hi:

"I make my cookies one day and seal them in an air tight box "

An tupperware must be? I don´t know what "air tight" means...

Thanks

Saborita
post #6 of 22
Tupperware or most plastic containers.

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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Saborita

Hi:

"I make my cookies one day and seal them in an air tight box "

An tupperware must be? I don´t know what "air tight" means...

Thanks

Saborita


A CONTAINER WITH A LID SO THE AIR DOESN'T GET INTO THEM!
post #8 of 22
Thanks sherry and kate for your answer.

Time ago I looked for the translation whit a software translator and didn´t found it...so I stay with doubt for long time. until I decide to ask because your reliable whit this silly question.

Thank you very much icon_biggrin.gif

Saborita
post #9 of 22
Saborita,

How do you store your cookies?
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post #10 of 22
well:

I bake one day (generaly at nigths) because I work at office.
I decore the next day (nigths too)
Third day I put them into a cellophane bags with a ribbon and keep them stan up on "oasis" ( I think that is the name) until I have to deliver them.

By the way...the most I do are cookies pop. Almost never just cookies (wihout stick) and when I made them I put them in a domo.

Saborita
post #11 of 22
Saborita,
What is a domo? If you need something translated, mi esposo habla espanol.

I'm wondering how to make a lot of cookies for the christmas holidays. I have never made them more than a couple of days ahead of time. I think I could bake the cookies ahead of time and wrap in saran wrap.
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post #12 of 22
I'm looking for cookie idea for a baby shower and I like the idea of a cookie decorated with royal icing. Will any cookie recipe be ok to use when doing this or is there a particular recipe to use?? I hope that came out right!! LOL


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post #13 of 22
I most usually just use a basic sugar cookie recipe. I add different flavorings to change them up.
I do all of my cookies with royal icing.
I have baby shower cookies posted in my photos.
I love doing cookies.
Sherryb
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post #14 of 22
Sherryb,
Hi. First off I think your cookies are beautiful!! I have a question, I am making heart shaped cookies decorated with Royal icing for a Bridal shower. If they are wrapped in cellophane bags and tied, can they keep for a week? If so, where would i store them?
Thanks in advance!!
Gina
post #15 of 22
hi:

Mrs. bubblezmom:

Thanks for the help of your husband. I´ll keep in mind.

I post the pictures of a domo. This is a container I use to store and deliver cookies (without stick) . I use this because is cheaper and the cookies are in good conditions...besides and I don´t care if the people doesn´t back it to me....because like I said is really cheaper icon_biggrin.gif

When I made cookies on stick I made a bouquet..I don´t use the domo.


Gina wrote:
If they are wrapped in cellophane bags and tied, can they keep for a week? If so, where would i store them?


Yes Gina...cookies keep even for more time..I have tested and for me a month is still right.


Gina wrote:
If so, where would i store them?


You can use some container like the domo...it´s useful because you can sort stand up...like cards in a file...

I´ll send a PM to antonia74 to know if she can write in her article how long in advance we can make cookies....and to know how she deliver and store her fantastic cookies

Saborita
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