How long do biscuits last in the fridge?

This article will answer the question “How long do biscuits last in the fridge?”, and how to store biscuits?

How long do biscuits last in the fridge?

Biscuits last about a week in the fridge if stored correctly. At room temperature, the shelf-life of plastic warped biscuits is 1-2 days. In the freezer, biscuits will last indefinitely if kept in vacuum-sealed bags or air-tight containers. 

However, the quality will degrade after 3 months. If left on at room temperature without a wrap, biscuits will become soggy. To get rid of the sogginess, heat the biscuits in the oven at 50℃ for 15 mins. This is not applicable for biscuits with icing. 

How to store cookies at room temperature?

Sandwich the cookies between greaseproof paper and put them in an air-tight container. To fix startle cookies, sprinkle them with some water and put them in a preheated oven for a few minutes until fresh and chewy.

How to store biscuits?

Method 1: Saving cooked biscuits 

Cooling 

Remove the biscuits from the oven and transfer them onto a wire rack or place them on paper towels or a cool baking tray to halt the baking process. Cooling the biscuits on a wire rack is the fastest method to do the job.

Store in an air-tight container 

Transfer the cooled biscuits to an air-tight plastic bag or container. You could also use the tin for this purpose. Alternatively, cover the biscuits in foil or plastic wrap. This allows the maximum blockage of air.

Refrigerate 

Biscuits with cheese, cream cheese, or other perishables must always be refrigerated, or else the biscuits will be spoiled in a few hours. To protect the biscuits from the humidity of the fridge, store them in tightly sealed containers.

Room temperature storage 

Biscuits can last 1-2 days at room temperature if stored correctly. After 2 days, the biscuits will become too dry. This type of storage is only possible if you are dealing with a small batch. Large batches of freshly biscuits should go in the fridge for prolonged storage.

Freeze store the biscuits 

Freezing the biscuits will extend their shelf-life for an infinite period. But it is recommended to consume them within 3 months of storage for peak quality. 

Use a heavy dirty freezer-safe plastic bag or container for freezing biscuits. You could also use a good-quality air-tight container, plastic wrap, or foil.

Method 2: Freezing dough 

Cut the dough 

Prepare the dough as per the recipe card. Cut them into circles (2.5 cm thick) using a pastry cutter or simply use a knife to divide them into squares. 

Make sure all the shapes are uniform so that all the biscuits bake evenly. The pre-packaged dough does not need to be cut into shapes before freezing but doing so will only make the thawing and baking process easier.

Spread the biscuit dough onto the baking tray 

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. This step is however optional. Spread the cut pieces of biscuit dough onto the baking tray in a single layer. Make sure the biscuits do not touch each other. 

Cover the dough and put it in the freezer 

Place a plastic wrap over the baking tray to cover the dough. This will prevent the dough from drying out during freezing. Slide the tray into the freezer and let the dough solidify for about 3 hours. Check after every 30 minutes.

Transfer the dough to a sealed container 

Transfer the frozen and solid biscuit dough pieces into an air-tight container. Alternatively, use a heavy-duty freezer-safe resealable container

Suck out as much air as possible from this bag from freezing. For added protection, wrap the biscuits into a plastic wrap or foil before putting them in the bag or container.

Freeze the biscuits 

Biscuit dough stored this way will last indefinitely. However, it is recommended to use it within 3 months of storage for peak taste, flavor, and texture.

How to store cookie dough?

The best way to store cookie dough is to keep them in an airtight container and toss them in the fridge or freezer. The size of the container used should be just about to fit the cookie dough to create a vacuum-like condition at home.

If you scoop out your dough into portion-size pieces, then store them in a heavy-duty plastic bag with a ziplock, and do not forget to squeeze as much air as possible out of the bag to create a vacuum. 

Conclusion

This article answered the question “How long do biscuits last in the fridge?”, and how to store biscuits?

References

https://www.wikihow.com/Store-Biscuits
https://bakedin.co.uk/blogs/news/how-to-store-cakes-biscuits-puddings#:~:text=Storing%20biscuits%20the%20right%20way&text=Keep%20freshly%20baked%20biscuits%20at,1%20week%20when%20properly%20stored.

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