How to Keep Cookies Fresh

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The best cookie jar to keep cookies fresh is using an airtight container.

If you keep your cookies in a jar, they will actually stale a lot faster with the oxidation in the air. They will become dry and hard in just a couple of days.

How to keep homemade cookies fresh longer

You can keep your homemade cookies in the fridge in an airtight container which will extend their life for a couple of days. They should keep for about 7-10 days in the fridge. If you want your homemade cookies to last longer than that, you’ll want to freeze them. They should stay good in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

sugar cookie recipe that holds shape

How to keep homemade cookies soft

Keep your homemade cookies soft by storing them at room temperature and in an airtight container. Don’t put them in the fridge or freezer. Use your homemade cookies within the first 2-3 days so they will be the most soft. Use a recipe that’s higher in butter if you’re having trouble with your cookies being too firm after baking.

How to keep store bought cookies fresh

Transfer your store bought cookies once you’ve opened them, into an airtight container. Keep them at room temperature for 2-3 weeks. This will leave your store bought cookies staying crisp, and won’t stale as fast. If you want them to stay fresh longer, you can place them in the freezer and thaw them as needed for up to 6 months.

What a good cookie recipe that will keep cookies staying fresh for a long time

You’ll want to try out this recipe for sugar cookies. Sugar cookies are one of the few cookies you can bake that will keep for minimum 2 weeks, but more likely 4 weeks if kept sealed in an airtight container. Sugar cookies are easy to decorate with royal icing. Royal icing will harden up in a couple of hours, so your sugar cookies will be easily stackable on top of one another.

How do you package cookies to keep them fresh

Package cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh. You’ll want to separate each type of cookie with parchment paper, so the flavors don’t blend together. Stack each of the same type of cookie on top of one another, and separate the sides with parchment paper as needed.

Can you freeze cookies in Ziploc bags

Yes, you can freeze cookies in Ziploc bags. Only have 1 layer of cookies in the bag though when you freeze them, otherwise they will freeze together and you won’t be able to easily access them.

What is the best container to freeze cookies in

The best container to freeze cookies in, is a long plastic container that has a good airtight seal on it. Make sure to put parchment paper lining the bottom of the plastic container, then place your cookies on top of the parchment paper. You can make a second layer of frozen cookies easily by placing another layer of parchment paper on top of the first row of cookies, then add your cookies on top. This way, your cookies won’t freeze together and you can easily grab a few cookies to unthaw them as needed.