Post # 1
I found this great idea from none other than Martha. She used the paper CD sleeves to hold cookie favors. I wanted to do a late night snack of cookies and mini milk containers and this will be the perfect way to package the cookies! For those of you who bake how far in advance can I make the cookies? Can I freeze them and take them out the day or two before?
Post # 3
I’m not a baking expert but that is a cute idea!
My MIL baked our shortbread cookie favors for our wedding.
She made the dough a month out and froze it. The week of the wedding, she defrosted the dough, baked all in a few batches, then wrapped them in cello bags. They stayed fresh for about 2 weeks after.
Post # 4
My mom and I bake a lot and always give out cookies at Christmas, it’s kind of expected at this point, so I really wanted to bake something for favors.
We made ours about a month a head of time. Simple sugar cookies, the same recipe we make every Christmas. They were a big circle, white icing then brushed with edible silver luster dust,and piped with a blue border and our initials.
I would suggest freezing them on a cookie sheet a single layer at a time, then putting in a air tight container with wax paper in between each layer. I wouldn’t make them much more than a month out, maybe 2 months max. They will keep for a long time but you risk the cookies developing off flavors.
We packaged them from frozen the night before and I didn’t have any problems. I was really proud how well they turned out.