How do you keep your home made cookies fresh?
- mrsmegawatt Oct 29, 2006 06:47 PM
I love to bake cookies. I was just curious as to how everyone keeps their cookies fresh. I put mine in a tupperware container with a slice of bread. Sometimes, I use a ziplock bag and the slice of bread but they tend to crumble a bit more that way. Plus, they're so visible...they call my name!
Homemade cookies don't hang around a long time here. But when I make them to mail to the kids in college I seal them in vacuum bags. The kids tell me the cookies stay fresh during their trip in the mail and the bonus is that crisp cookies stay crisp and cakey cookies stay moist. I've also found that fragile cookies become much more durable when they're united into a mass by the vacuum process.
If you're just doing them for home use, I would imagine sealing into a few days' supply could make a larger recipe stay in top form over the course of a week. Good for freezing too.
My husband laughed at me when I bought the vacuum sealer but I find I use it all the time.
I put my cookies into tins (the ones from the Danish butter cookies are great) and stick the tins in the fridge. The cookies always retain their crispiness/chewiness.
I second the idea of keeping cookies in a tin, or any other airtight metal container. You can get some nice metal containers for gifting your homemade cookies as well!
I keep mine at room temp.; haven't tried the fridge, guess it's always too full. At room temp. they keep for a week or two (or more), depending on the cookies.