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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

COOKIES, FRESHLY BAKED — HOMEMADE OR BAKERY-PURCHASED

Pantry Refrigerator
Blue Arrow Green Arrow 2-3 weeks
RefrigeratorRefrigerator
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 5-7 days if frosting or filling contains eggs or dairy products
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 6-8 months
Tips
  • Store in cool, dry area.
  • Place soft cookies in a tightly covered airtight container; place crisp cookies in a loosely covered container.
  • Refrigerate immediately any cookies that contain frosting or filling made with dairy products or eggs, such as buttercream, whipped cream, cream cheese or custard frostings or fillings.
  • When refrigerating, place in tightly covered airtight container or cover tightly with foil or plastic wrap to prevent cookies from drying out.
  • To freeze unfrosted cookies: Wrap cookies tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in heavy-duty freezer bag or airtight plastic container.
  • To freeze frosted cookies: (1) place in a single layer on cookie tray in freezer; (2) Once cookies are frozen, transfer to airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, lining each layer with waxed paper, and return to freezer.
  • Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.

Sources: For details about data sources used for food storage information, please click here.

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