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I don't know about you, but I am really looking forward to my January exercise program and "diet"! I had been doing so well up until last Saturday, when we had our holiday block party and I made that delicious bread pudding. It was all downhill after that - cookies at church, cake and brownies at work . . . and it's only Tuesday!! There are still many more days before Christmas and there are going to be parties, and get-togethers and dinners. I will be lucky if I can fit into any of my pants on Sunday morning.
Tomorrow I will be going to a cookie exchange. It's going to be a big one - about 20 people are coming - so I am going to get a lot of loot. Which is great in theory, because I love Christmas cookies. But it is also worrisome since (1) I want my pants to fit; and (2) where am I going to put all these cookies?
Well some of them I will bring to work. Others I will just leave on the counter on a platter covered with plastic wrap. And then, a portion of them will be stored. I use the following method to store my cookies: in a plastic container or cookie tin, line the bottom with wax or parchment paper, add a layer of cookies, and then repeat the paper and the cookie layers until you reach the top. Finish the layering by adding a piece of foil before putting the top on the container.
You can also freeze your non-frosted cookies using this method. With either method, just make sure your cookies are completely cool before storing them.
How do you store your cookies?