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Storing Holiday Cookies

Storing Holiday Cookies is always a thought among bakers. How should you store cookies? How long can cookies be stored? What’s the best method for storing cookies and ensuring a freshly baked taste? Don’t worry! Because all of these questions will be answered through today’s blog post.

Storing Holiday Cookies in a Tupperware container.

How Should Holiday Cookies Be Stored?

Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies are the perfect Holiday Cookie for all!

Holiday Cookies are a sweet treat for all. Many people participate in cookie swaps, holiday baking by the dozens, and delivering sweet treats to their loved ones. However, what happens when you get a plethora of cookies and need to store them?

sweet traditional christmas gingerbread cookies
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Furthermore, Airtight or Tupperware containers are recommended to store completely cooled cookies. In addition, Wax Paper is recommended to separate the cookies in layers to prevent them from sticking together. However, if you cannot find Wax Paper, layers of Parchment Paper will work as well.

Placing Parchment Paper or Wax Paper in between each layer will help the cookies keep their texture.

How Long Can Holiday Cookies Be Stored?

There are a few different ways that Holiday Cookies can be stored with specific storage locations. In other words, in order to keep these delicious cookies the freshest, we recommend storing them in three different ways. Furthermore, cookies can be stored on the counter, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer!

cookies in a jar
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Sourdough Sugar Cookies
Allow any freshly baked, Holiday Cookie to cool completely prior to storing it.

What is the Best Method for Storing Holiday Cookies

The best method for storing holiday cookies is in an airtight or Tupperware container. Futhermore, cookies are recommended to be separated by layers of Wax Paper and separated by type.

homemade christmas cookies

For example, if you have a variety of cookies, such as Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies, Sourdough Sugar Cookies, and Gingerbread Mug Cookies, it is recommended that cookies are stored by like-kinds. Finally, if you store cookies with Molasses with Sugar Cookies, over time the Molasses may seep into the Sugar Cookie and change its flavor.

homemade festive cookies in box on table
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In conclusion, airtight or Tupperware containers are vessels for storing and keeping your delicious, Holiday Cookies. Cookies can last from 2 weeks to 12 months depending on where you store them (i.e. on the counter, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer).

close up shot of holiday cookies
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Enjoy your cookies, but also know, that if you don’t want to eat them all, there are solutions for storage so you can enjoy them at a later date.

Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies
Gingerbread Mug Cookies
Sourdough Sugar Cookies
You can easily turn Sourdough Sugar Cookies into Sourdough Sugar Mug Cookies!
Airtight or Tupperware Container
Wax Paper
Parchment Paper