Storing baked cookies--Who has worked with wafer paper?

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    MellyHooHoo New Member

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    Hi! I'm baking a large quantity of sugar cookies ahead of time for an event at the end of the month. They will be iced and affixed with an edible wafer paper image. Ok to ice and freeze? With wafer paper, should I freeze with the paper, or defrost, spritz, and affix the paper afterward? Thanks!
     
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    Norcalbaker59 Well-Known Member

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    I've used wafer paper and taken two classes exclusively on wafer paper. You cannot freeze wafer paper. It's made from potato starch. If you freeze the cookies, as they come up to room temperature condensation will form on the cookie. The moisture will cause the potato starch to disintegrate.

    You can make the cookies about a week in advance. Then store them in a very air container. They should hold for a week.

    Make sure you Royal icing is very dry before affixing the wafer paper. Any moisture in the icing will cause the paper disintegrate. So the icing has to dry at least overnight before attaching the wafer paper.
     
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