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Hints and Storage Tips

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2010 Step Six - Packaging Baked Goods for Mailing Photo by C. Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Hints:

  • Use only the freshest ingredients.
  • Large eggs are the standard eggs used.
  • Try not to use substitute fats. If the recipe calls for butter, use butter.
  • Make sure you measure your ingredients properly.
  • Keep the dough chilled in between baking batches of cookies.
  • Cool your cookie sheets by running tepid water over the back of them.
  • And last but not least, don't eat all the cookie dough. Save some for the baking process.

Storing Cookies:

  • Soft cookies, such as bar cookies, are stored in a container with a tight lid. If they tend to dry out, add a slice of apple to the container.
  • Crisp cookies should be stored in a container with a loose lid, like a cookie jar. If there is a lot of humidity in your area, add a piece of bread to the container. The bread helps to absorb the moisture.

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