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ISO a cookie recipe that will keep fresh for a week

I am going to an event in another state and am supposed to provide a snack on the fifth evening. There is no refrigeration. I am thinking about bringing some homemade cookies and am wondering if people have a recipe to share for a delicious cookie that will stay that way for a few days. Thank you!

asked by witloof 8 months ago

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Niknud
Niknud

Rachael is a trusted home cook.

added 8 months ago

https://food52.com/recipes...

This recipe by Mrs. Larkin is amaze-balls! But, if I want super soft chewy cookies that stay soft for days (which it sounds like you do), I tweak the recipe just a bit. Make the dough as directed (chill overnight or at least for a few hours to solidify the butter fats) but cook at 330 with racks on top and bottom thirds of the oven. After 7 minutes, rotate top to bottom, front to back. Cook for 6 minutes more. Cool on pans for 3 minutes then remove to a rack to finish cooling. Then just make sure you store them in a closed container. Nomnomnom!

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witloof
added 8 months ago

Mrs. Larkin {of COURSE} to the rescue! I have made these before and agree that they're completely awesome. They've never hung around long enough for me to know how long they keep. Thank you!

Nancy
Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added 8 months ago

Biscotti, especially those made without butter.
Last a long time in air tight container, easily 2 weeks or more.

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witloof
added 8 months ago

Thank you!

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added 8 months ago

Lebkuchen

They are actually better with some age.

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Bridget
added 8 months ago

Russian tea cakes/Mexican wedding cookies. Not only can they be made ahead by a few weeks, their flavor improves over time. This link also includes numerous other cookie recipes and how far in advance they can be made.

https://food52.com/blog...

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witloof
added 8 months ago

Awesome, thank you!

Mary Catherine Tee
added 8 months ago

Shortbread is my go-to for long lasting cookies. Ina Garten has a good recipe, as does Mark Bittman. There are so many variations to make the cookies a little more festive, like these suggestions! http://www.nytimes.com...

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witloof
added 8 months ago

Those shortbread recipes look so good I'm afraid they'd never survive the journey! Thanks so much, I am definitely leaning towards the orange and the espresso chocolate variations.