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How to Store Cookies

Learn How to Store Cookies so they don't go stale with my Bold Baking Basics. You won't waste your baked goods if you follow my simple, chef-tested tips.
How to store cookies - the BEST baking tips you need to know!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Cookies were my most favorite thing to bake as a child. You only need a few ingredients, you can mix the dough by hand and you have enough for the whole family to share. I used to stand in the kitchen night after night making batch after batch, never mind eating my fair share.

If you look through my website you will see some of my favorite cookie recipes like Homemade Oreo Cookies  and a recipe for a giant Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie . I know what you are thinking and yes it is a thing and it is out of this world. It’s my best cookie recipe broken down to make one giant perfectly gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Baking constantly like I do, I get overrun with baked goods, much more than I can eat or should eat. Sometimes I have cookies, cakes and desserts coming out my ears. Now although I do donate some to neighbors and a shelter in Santa Monica , I also like to reserve a few for myself and my husband, Kevin. I’m only human after all.

If you have enough self control to not eat a batch of cookies all in one day you probably end up with a few stale ones. As I think no cookie should ever go to waste I’m so excited to share this simple trick with you!

How to Store Cookies?

To keep your cookies fresh for up to 6 days store them in an airtight container with a slice of bread or a few marshmallows. 

What does this do? The bread will soak up all the moisture in the container drawing it away from the cookies. The results are you end up with crispy, fresh cookies that will stay fresh for 3 times the usual amount of time.

Just note, the bread doesn’t go bad in the container. Because it drew all the moisture from the cookies it ends up drying out and getting hard, so it won’t spoil.

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Suzette
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Suzette
10 months ago

Hi Ms Gemma. I really love chocolate cookies can I reduce the sugar ,bec im diabetic,thanks

Mayrose
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Mayrose
11 months ago

Hi, Gemma. My fridge just broke and I can’t chill cookie dough for a while but i need to bake. What are some cookie recipes that doesn’t need chilling?
Or can I skip the chilling part for the recipes that require it?
Thank you very much.

TANZEELA
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TANZEELA
11 months ago

hey my baking paper doesnt work. my cakes stick to it everytime. what should i do?

_xxEnTxx_
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_xxEnTxx_
1 year ago

Hi! I just want to ask what treats can be stored without refrigerating? And how do you properly store them?

I am a huge fan of yours!
Eversince I came across your channel in Youtube I had been following almost all your videos, they are all very easy to understand and follow.
I love that you give any alternatives there is, and that truly helps!
Thank you!

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catering 300 undangan banjarnegara
1 year ago

I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this website.

I am hoping to check out the same high-grade content by you in the future as well.
In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own, personal blog
now 😉

Santa100
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Santa100
1 year ago

Hi it’s me santa,

Iam a new basic baking member here , I saw lots of your recipes. They are really amazing . I hope I have a good time with all of you n good time to learn here n I’m sure i can put up my small shop for my needs . Thank you Gemma

Santa ????

wendyyam
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wendyyam
1 year ago

Hi! I’m trying to sell cookies and I’m wondering if there are cookie recipe that will last for months if its inside a jar?

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Komalpreet Singh
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,

I recently tried your recipe for Choco chip cookies. I took decent size of the dough shaped in a ball. During the baking process they flattened out into huge cookies… I wanted them to be of decent size and not very thin (like yours)… Followed your instructions to the ‘T’ ….. Where did I go wrong ??

Bakerchick46
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Bakerchick46
2 years ago

Hi Gemma. I recently baked a Walnut Carrot and Raisin loaf. Substituted Stevia be for 3/4 cup of granulated sugar in recipe. I also be substited 1/8 c. dried cherries for the be 2/3 c. raisins. My friend is on a no sugar restriction be from her doctor. The loaf was dry to her. So I bought a low fat cream cheese and suggested she mix in cinnamon to use as a spread. Any suggestions on baking with Stevia?

Showiestodin
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Showiestodin
2 years ago

I am a beginner with baking. I thought I would start with the basics. Thanks Gemma for showing me how to become what I always wanted, a back to basics baking delivered in a straight forward presentation.

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