Everyone loves freshly baked crispy cookies. What about stale, dry cookies? Well, these are no match to those one can directly pop from baker’s store with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

So what is the secret behind keeping cookies fresh, crispy, and tasty? Here’s how you preserve freshness of these delectable treats:

Freeze Cookies

Love your cookies? If you are taking these out of country, simply freeze them. This will extend their life. Most of the kaju pista cookies in Delhi can be stored inside the freezer for up to 6 months. All you need to do is to keep them in an airtight container.

You may stack these up with parchment paper stuck between layers. Thaw the cookies overnight inside refrigerator and allow them to reach room temperature prior to serving.

Storage Temperature

This is definitely a critical factor when storing cookies. If you are a little fuzzy or unsure of maintaining the right temperature, avoid storing cookies in refrigerator. The cool air will play nasty and can rob cookies of their moisture. The result is cookies bland in taste. One of the best ways here is to store cookies at room temperature.

A Storage Container

You must invest in a good storage container. This will depend on the type of cookies you wish to store. Airtight containers are known to be the best options for the same. Softer version of cookies must be stored in an airtight container. You may pack these with layers separated by a sheet of parchment paper. This will prevent sticking.

Separate Cookies

If you are storing cookies of different flavors, make sure these are segregated carefully and stored separately. Failing to do so will make the cookies take on flavor of each other. You may not like your kaju pista cookies to take on the flavor of Karachi fruit cookies.

Slice of Bread

You can extend the life of your cookies by keeping a half slice of white bread inside the container. It will help cookies to soak in moisture from the bread. The best part is that neutral bread won’t transfer any of its aroma or flavor.

An Apple

If you are storing cookies that are compatible with apple, place an apple slice inside the container. The fruit will impart a hint of its aroma.

Allow Cookies to Breathe

You must store crispy cookies in a container that breathes little air. This will help retain their crunch. You may choose classic cookie jar. It perfectly seals the content without adding the airtight effect.

Toast Them

Toasting these cookies lightly will help you add to the crispiness and freshness. Simply pop them a little in oven and you are ready to go. Remember just toast them lightly not bake them. Shoving these little treats to the oven for a minute or two will bring out the natural flavor and aroma of a few days old cookies. Make sure you toast cookies before serving.