It’s Tip Friday on Marilyn’s Treats. And todays tip is is Keeping Baked Goods Fresh!
Keep Baked Goods Fresh!
If cookies last long enough to take them off the cooling rack, here are some tips for keeping them at their fresh-from-the-oven best.
Store different kinds of cookies in separate containers.
Cookie jars are only for short-term storage.
Store soft cookies in a container with a tight-fitting cover. Place sheets of waxed paper between layers so cookies won’t stick together. Frosted or filled cookies should be stored in a single layer.
Store crisp cookies in a container with a loose fitting cover. However, if you live in a humid climate, containers should be tightly covered. If crisp cookies soften, place them on a cookie sheet and warm them in a 300°F oven for 3 to 5 minutes.
Store bars and brownies in the baking pan. Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap or foil or slip it into a plastic bag and seal with a twist tie. Some frostings or fillings may require refrigeration.
Line cardboard containers with foil or plastic wrap. This will prevent the cookies from absorbing any cardboard flavor or aroma.
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