Sweet treats and most home baked cookies, brownies and cakes take less time to disappear than to prepare. The problem arises when you have to store them for a longer time, what if you wish to include them in a thank you gift baskets for someone? You don’t want all the effort and love put into it to go waste.
Here are few helpful tricks to ensure the lucky recipient gets your sweet treats just the way you want them to.
Cookies can be easily stored at room temperature in an air-tight container for 2-3 days. The trick here is to keep a slice of bread in the container to maintain the moisture content of the cookies. The humidity and climate of where you live also makes a difference. Those living in a city with a dry climate should store cookies in a jar with a loose-fitting lid, whereas those living in a humid climate should cover them tightly.
Unfrosted cakes can last up to a week if wrapped in plastic wrap or covered in foil. The trick is to cool the cake completely before wrapping it. First cool it in the pan and once you are able to touch it with your fingers, remove it from the pan and let it cool again on the wire rack.
Similar to cakes, allow your favorite chocolate brownies to first cool completely before storing it in an air-tight container. Wrap these cooled and cut brownies in 2-3 layers of plastic wrap or store them in an air-tight container. Keep them in the freezer if you want to enjoy it for a longer period of time, they can last up to 3 months in the freezer!
To retain the moisture of the fudge first cut them into pieces and then wrap them in wax paper and then in foil. Now place the wrapped fudge inside an air-tight container for extra protection. This prevents the fudge from becoming dry and crumbly.
Make sure you store all these sweet treats in the freezer and not the refrigerator when saving them for consuming at home. Alternatively, you can purchase delicious cookie gift baskets online to avoid the hassle of storing them. Baked goods purchased online are wrapped beautifully and in a way that they remain fresh for many days after reaching the recipient.