Is there anything in the world better than fresh cookies? We certainly don’t think so.
Soft, gooey, and delicious...need we say more?
Unfortunately, if you’ve somehow managed to refrain from eating your cookies all at once, it can be difficult to keep cookies fresh for longer than a few days. But as cookie experts, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves.
Read on to discover how to keep your cookies fresh with these 5 handy tips.
Know your Cookies
The first thing you need to do is to get to know your cookies. Are they soft on the inside or a little rough around the edges? Do they make a satisfying crunch sound when you bite into them or are they deliciously chewy? Knowing your cookies will help you figure out how long you can actually expect your cookies to last.
The length of time depends on two things: the type of cookie and the way the cookies are stored. In general, dry cookies, like shortbread and gingersnaps, will last longer because they contain less moisture. On the other hand, chewy cookies like peanut butter and chocolate chip can become stale more quickly and easily because of their moisture. As the days go by, the surrounding air can cause them to lose moisture and as a result, they become stale and brittle – not fun.
Use the Right Container
Not all containers are created equal. To keep your cookies fresh for as long as possible, it’s important to store them using the right container. The best containers for storing cookies are airtight. This prevents air from leaking in and allows the cookies to retain their moisture. When stored properly, you can expect soft and chewy cookies to last for up to a week at room temperature (that is, if you can resist the temptation of eating them!).
Without an airtight container, they can become stale in a matter of two or three days. When storing your cookies, we highly suggest you double check that the lid is sealed tight, just to be sure!
Organize your Cookies by Type
The beauty of cookies is that there are so many different types. From Almond Joyous to Cookie Monster to Taro, there are such diverse and exciting flavors out there to keep your taste buds happy. Let’s not forget these cool flavors like Pancakes and Bacon and Birthday Cake.
When you have a huge selection of cookies before you, we recommend storing different varieties of cookies in different containers. This is especially important if you have a combination of crisp and chewy cookies.
When you don’t organize your cookies, strong flavors, like these Lemon Bar Cookies, may even start to blend with other flavors.
It’s all about the Layers
The best things come in layers really.
If you want to keep your cookies fresh, storing your cookies in layers can make all the difference. Layers will not only keep your cookies fresher for longer, but they will also prevent your cookies from sticking together. We recommend you add a piece of parchment paper between each layer of cookies. If you don’t have any parchment paper, no problem. Waxed paper works too!
Layering frosted cookies is a little harder so we recommend eating those all in one sitting (just kidding – but you will need to be extra careful when stacking them).
The Right Temperature
Some like it hot, some like cold...and cookies like it well...just right.
A great tip for keeping your cookies fresh is by storing them at the right temperature. In general, storing them in cool temperatures is best. Think of places like the back shelf of your pantry. The more cool and dry a place is, the more fresh your cookies will be.
If you somehow manage to resist temptation and not eat them first, you can expect cookies that are stored in a cool place to last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks – though this depends on the variety.
If you really want your cookies to last, you can also freeze cookies for up to 6 months. When you’re ready to eat them, simply remove them from their freezing container, spread them out on a clean sheet, and wait for them to thaw to room temperature.
Get in Touch
To enjoy your very own supply of fresh cookies, we’ve got you covered. Check out our diverse and delicious selection of flavors or subscribe to our Cookies of the Month Club to get a box of fresh cookies for delivery every month. Our flavors are seasonal, exciting, and always fresh! Not to mention, if you sign up for our Cookies of the Month club, you’ll receive new flavors every month.
You can also make your cookies from home anytime you want with our Bake Your Own Cravory Ultimate Chocolate Chip or our Bake Your Own Birthday Cookie At Home. We even offer a Decorating Cookie Kit so your cookies can be as beautiful as they are delicious!
If you have any questions or concerns, our friendly staff would be more than happy to help you out. Just give us a shout here.