Okay, I’ll admit, I had to do some serious digging to find the answer to this one. I talked to a lot of moms and grandma’s out there who had a lot of experience baking. Because I totally didn’t. Because now that I had made some holiday cookies, I didn’t know how to store them. So I wanted to find out how to store cookies like a pro, because homemade cookies are like freakin’ gold, aren’t they?
So today, let’s talk about how to store homemade cookies because since you’re here, you probably need to know too. If this is your first time making homemade cookies – you’ve come to the right place!
Let’s say you’ve just made your cookies. They’re delicious, but you know you better stop eating before you regret it. Okay, one more, I’ll wait.
Okay good. So you’re going to need Tupperware. I know. I’m not a fan either, but for cookies, it’s a must. Or you’re going to end up with a bunch of crumbs. I highly recommend this set on Amazon. Why? Size options, and lids that actually seal – plus it takes a lot to warp them. I’ve been using this set for about two years now and it’s been amazing.
Alright, so you’ve got your tupperware, now it’s time for wax paper. Why? Because the cookies won’t stick to it. So you’re going to do a little layering here in a little bit. Plus, it really cuts down on those crumbs we talked about earlier. Oh yeah, and if you’re storing more than one kind of cookie the wax paper will keep those flavors from combining. Win-win.
When To Store Homemade Cookies
Believe it or not, homemade cookies may not have the shelf life you think they do. Most homemade cookies will keep at room temperature for about three (3) days. That’s it!
What’s up after those three days? Well, either you’re going to have to eat until your tummy hurts, or you’re going to have to pack them up and put them on ice. In other words, freeze them.
The Best Way To Store Homemade Cookies
Now that you’ve snagged your Amazon Tupperware find, wash them, dry them and get them ready for your homemade cookies. Take a clean tupperware container and place a layer of cookies in the bottom. Then a layer of wax paper. Repeat until the container is full. Put the lid on and done!
Pro tip: Don’t fill the container too full! Any pressure on your cookies could cause them to crack, break or crumble!
Then get those cookies into the freezer and enjoy them any time! Although I’d probably allow them a little time to thaw out before you eat. Your teeth will thank me.