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How to store Christmas cookies and prevent food waste

How to store Christmas cookies and prevent food waste
Christmas is a time filled with joy and sweets. The cookie variations seem endless, making you wonder where to store it all or whether to give it away as a sweet treat. Some Christmas cookies are more perishable than others. How to keep your sweets nice and fresh as long as possible? Here are some tips on how to reduce food wastage and stay candi(e)d! From Christmas all the way to New Year’s.

Rules for storage

  • Temperature: The optimal room temperature for storing Christmas cookies is around 18–21°C (64–69°F). If you’ve got cookies with cream or butter filling, frosting or other raw decoration, we recommend putting it in an airtight container and storing it in a pantry or fridge.
  • Airtight container: If you want to keep your Christmas cookies fresh, an airtight container is your best friend. It’ll prevent air from coming into contact with your sweets. Invest in solid metal containers with airtight lids which keep out air and moisture.
  • Check it: Check your stored Christmas cookies regularly. If you see one that’s about to go bad, toss it, so it doesn’t compromise the rest of the batch.
  • Freeze it: If you want to make an extra batch for later, you can store it in the freezer. It can hold frozen for a couple of months.


Never store the Christmas cookies while they’re still hot. Once you take
them out of the oven, let your cookies cool down to room temperature. Otherwise, they will
release condensation into the container making the entire batch soggy.

Planner to the rescue

  • Plan it: Avoid food waste by careful planning. How many batches of Christmas
    cookies can you actually manage to eat and store? Think about who is coming over
    for the holidays and which cookies they like. You can even write it down to have a
    better idea of what to bake.
  • Share it: If you still end up with leftovers, you can give them to your friends and
    family. Don’t let your hard work go to waste! Gift-wrap it and turn it into the perfect
    Christmas-themed gift.
  • Turn it into decorations: Still think you made too much? Well, try to turn some of
    the cookies into Christmas decorations. You can adorn your Christmas tree with
    them, just like our grandmas used to.


Do you crave variety, but you don’t want to bake big quantities? Choose 3–5 of your
favourite dough types and go crazy with the shapes. Our online store offers all kinds of
cookie-cutter and mould shapes to make original gingerbread or Linzer cookies.