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Does anyone heat-seal cookies in pouches?

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I made Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies, then cooled them on wire racks for about half an hour (in front of a fan). Once thoroughly cooled, I packed them individually in foil pouches, then sealed them (using an impulse sealer.)

I was wondering--has anyone done this before? If so, how long do your cookies last? I'm making them as "emergency gifts", in case I have to give someone a gift at the last minute!

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  1. I'm not sure what an impulse sealer is. I have a Food Saver, and it sucks the air out of the pouch. I would think a similar sealer would flatten your cookies. Cookies usually keep for weeks in an airtight container in the fridge, so I don't know why you couldn't just do that.

    1. When I make relatively sturdy cookies (like chocolate chip), I cool, then freeze for a few hours. Then layer into foodsaver bags, vacuum seal, and freeze. They keep that way for ages.

      Have to freeze first or the vacuum mushes them all together.

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      1. re: sbp

        I freeze before wrapping, too. I don't have a vacuum sealer but do use a straw to suck out the air. And then freeze the well packed cookies.

      2. I don't think a mere half hour is long enough, unless the rack is in a frigid room with the fan on full power. The interiors might still have been a little warm, in which case you risk development of mold.

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        1. re: greygarious

          I disagree, cookies don't take that long to cool, and if they were stuffed with oreo, the oreo is shelf stable and would not get moldy.

          1. re: babette feasts

            Thanks! I opened one foil pouch this morning an broke the cookie into two. Seemed okay. :)

            Thanks!