What ingredient should I add to my cookies to increase shelf life. I need my cookies, 6 months later to still be fresh (expiry date in 6 months).

  • You could try reading the ingredient list on commercial cookies. – user50726 Aug 20 '19 at 5:08

No ingredient will make a cookie last 6 months. Some types of cookies last longer than others: for example, this recipe for biscotti can keep up to 3 months if kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

But again, there is no way to take a generic recipe for cookies and amend it to last this long. Something like American-style chocolate chip cookies simply has too much fat and moisture to keep. A possible alternative is to freeze cookie dough, possibly in pre-portioned scoops, and bake a fresh batch when you need them.

  • If that answer is what you consider acceptable, you might want to click on it to accept it as the answer. – Steve Chambers Aug 20 '19 at 12:23
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    You can also freeze baked cookies pretty well. – bob1 Aug 20 '19 at 19:08

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