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ask the chef :: how long do they last?

Hi,
I was wondering if you could tell me how long the cookies last once baked? They would be stored in a sealed bag, but not refrigerated. Wasn’t sure if only certain cookies can be left at room temp. or not? Basically I want to make some for a charity and so they will be out at room temp, sealed, but I want to put a sticker on them to say how long they are good for, but unsure myself. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Melanie

Thank you for the question Melanie.
The self life of the treats depends on what your using in them. If there’s any meat, cheese, milk, fruit or butter then they should be refrigerated and should keep for 2 to 3 weeks in the fridge.
Treats with out these ingredients (ex. peanut butter) can be kept at room temperature but they need to be as dry as you can get them using a food dehydrator or baking on your ovens lowest temperature for 2 to 3 hours.
With most of the moisture removed a treat can last for up to two weeks at room temperature, but the fridge is best.
Good luck with you charity baking. Woof!

woof and wags
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4 Comments

  1. debbie
    August 29, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    CAN I FREEZE THESE PEANUT BUTTER DOG TREATS AND TAKE THEM OUT WHEN I NEED THEM?
    THANKS
    DEBBIE ASPROOTH G.G. GEMOLOGIST

  2. DoggyDessertChef
    Author
    August 31, 2014 / 5:20 am

    Most treats last up to two months in the freezer Debbie, I’ve got a bunch in mine as we speak! haha Just make sure they are fully thawed before you give them to your pup.

  3. myania
    May 26, 2016 / 7:47 am

    I freeze my cookies and only take out what i need for a week for my beagle. I can make several batches so i have for while. especially when i travel i will have a supply ready when i get home.

  4. DoggyDessertChef
    Author
    May 28, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    That’s great way to never run out of treats Myania, thank you so much for sharing.