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Extend Cookie Shelf Life

post #1 of 10
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Hello,

I make chocolate chip cookies and the shelf life isn't good. The problem isn't hardening, it's softening, the next day. There is a lot of butter and sugar, changing the amounts is not an option, it's part of the appeal of the cookie. Is there some kind of natural preservative I can put in the cookies to make them retain their consitency? I've heard of liquid unprocessed sugar? Any advice would be great.
post #2 of 10
are you in a humid climate? Are the cookies just right the first day? Then maybe they're absorbing humidity from the air? I would try packing in plastic bags, pressing out all the air before tying closed.
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"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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post #3 of 10
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Extend Cookie Life

Yes, they are perfect the first day, then it goes downhill. I live in California, so it's humid in the summer, but this happens year around. I'll try packing them differently to see how they change. I bought a vacuum sealer to see how it goes.
post #4 of 10
Changing the amounts is always an option :) Would you post your recipe? I spent the better part of a year tinkering with my chocolate chip recipe. They are consitent and have a great shelf life.
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At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
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post #5 of 10
Care to share your recipe? I have a cchip recipe I'm using, but not 100% happy with the product.

Thanks.
post #6 of 10
I'll post it tonight.
At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
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At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
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post #7 of 10

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Here it is.

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lnqredient
AP Flour 2 CUPS
Cake Flour ¾ CUP
Salt ½ tsp
Butter 16 TBS
Sugar ¾ CUP
Brown Suqar ¾ CUP
Eggs 1 Large
Eqq Yolks 1 Large
Baking Soda 3/8 tsp
Vanila 1 tsp
Chocolate Chips 12 Oz.

Cream cold butter and both sugars.
Lightly mix egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Add to Butter/Sugar.
Sift dry ingredients and add to batter.
Add chips.
Bake TBS sized cookies about 14 minutes@ 350º

Makes about 4 dozen.
At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
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At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
www.kyleskitchen.net
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post #8 of 10
Thanks very much. I'll cook some up over the weekend for a job on Monday.
post #9 of 10
Cooking up batches right now. I didn't realize they were drop shaped cookies, but that's half the fun of trying out a new recipe. They taste good & travel well for the type of work I do. I'll hang on the recipe. Thanks.

post #10 of 10
That looks like them! I use a #40 scoop. Mine spread a bit more, but that may be different moisture content in the butter, or something like that. I used to sell cookies and needed a consistent, all butter cookie that I could pack and ship. Well suited for craft service also :) . Glad they worked for you.
At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
www.kyleskitchen.net
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At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
www.kyleskitchen.net
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