Why is cookie storage important?
Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of cookie storage, let's take a moment to appreciate the importance of keeping your cookies fresh and delicious. We all know that feeling when you bite into a stale cookie—it's like the saddest cookie bite ever. So, if you want to enjoy every crumb of your Crème cookies and keep them fresh for later, pay close attention to these cookie storage tips.
1. Can I store cookies in the fridge?
Well, you can, but should you? The fridge might seem like a safe place for your cookies, but it's not always the best option. The cold temperature can dry them out, leaving you with lifeless treats. However, if your cookies have a cream or custard filling, refrigeration can help keep them from spoiling.
2. What about the cookie jar?
Ah, the classic cookie jar—a staple in every kitchen. But here's the thing: not all cookies are created equal. Soft and chewy cookies, like oatmeal raisin, fare well in a cookie jar. Just make sure to seal it tightly to prevent air from sneaking in and turning your cookies into crispy discs.
3. Can I freeze my cookies?
Absolutely! Freezing is a fantastic way to extend the lifespan of your cookies. We highly recommend this especially if you just received your shipped cookies and want to enjoy them at a later time (we know, highly unlikely). Just pop them in an airtight container or freezer bag, and they'll stay fresh for up to three months. When you're ready to enjoy them, simply thaw them at room temperature and reheat in the microwave 8-10 seconds, or in a pre-heated oven at 350F for 5-10 minutes, and voilà! You've got yourself a fresh cookie.
4. Any tips for storing different types of cookies?
Sure thing! Here are some quick tips for specific cookie types:
- Butter cookies: Store them in a tin or airtight container to maintain their delicate texture. This is where our cookies fit! Store in an airtight container for up to 10 days.
- Crunchy cookies: Keep them in a container with a loose-fitting lid to preserve their satisfying crunch.
- Frosted cookies: Place parchment paper between each layer to prevent the frosting from sticking.
5. How can I revive stale cookies?
Oops! Accidentally left your cookies out for too long? Don't worry, we've got your back. To revive stale cookies, simply pop them in the microwave for 8-10 seconds, or in a pre-heated oven at 350F for 5-10 minutes until crunchy outside and nice and gooey inside! Alternatively, for soft cookies, place them in a sealed container with a slice of bread overnight. They'll absorb the moisture from the bread and will be as good as new! However, if it’s been more than 10 days we recommend tossing them as they may have gone stale and not safe to eat.
Now that you're armed with these cookie storage tips, you can ensure that every bite of your Crème Bakery Cookies is a moment of happiness!