There's a Right Way to Store Cookies Properly

Different cookies require different methods!

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Knowing that different types of cookies require different storing methods is key to ensuring they stay the way they’re meant to be.


But before storing any kind of cookie, allow them to cool completely—the steam given off by warm cookies can make them soggy.


When it comes to soft, chewy cookies, you don’t want to leave them exposed to air because it will make them lose moisture, dry out, and harden. As such, chewy cookies should be stored in airtight containers. Another trick is to place a small apple slice or a slice of white bread with the cookies. The cookies will absorb the moisture from the apple or bread, allowing them to retain their softness.


For crispy cookies, containers with easily removable lids, such as traditional cookie jars, are perfect. Remember that you shouldn’t store different types of cookies together as the crisp ones will soften. If you’re layering cookies in a container, it’s best to place parchment paper in between pieces to prevent them from sticking together.


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Tips appeared in the June 2014 issue of Yummy magazine. Minor edits have been made by the editors.



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