After baking cookies with greek yogurt, How long would they be good if stored in the freezer or fridge?

Will they still be safe to enjoy? Is this the same with greek yogurt cakes/pies?

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    This is a kind of odd question. The main thing that matters is just cake vs cookie vs pie; the fact that they contain greek yogurt likely doesn't tell us much. So you're going to get pretty vague answers about refrigerator lifetime unless you provide a lot more detail (i.e. recipes).
    – Cascabel
    Nov 16, 2015 at 19:34
  • @Jefromi: I'm guessing that the OP is concerned that yoghurt contains active bacterial cultures, and is wondering if that would affect the shelf life of the baked cookies. Nov 17, 2015 at 4:09

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In general, the yogurt is not going to affect the shelf life of any baked goods. You're going to kill the culture when you bake it, so it's just a question of how long that particular baked good lasts.

And so the answer varies drastically depending on what you've made. It's mostly a function of how moist it is. Dry cookies last several days or even weeks at room temperature, just slowly getting stale. Don't bother putting them in the fridge; it'll just make them go stale faster. Very moist cookies might start to mold at room temperature, so they're best eaten quickly. Pies and cakes generally need to be kept in the fridge. They'll generally last at least several days, with cakes tending to dry out and pie crust suffering a bit.

If you want things to last longer, freeze them. Everything essentially lasts forever in the freezer: it's safe forever and all you have to worry about is decline in quality. You just need to make sure they're stored airtight with as little extra space as possible so that they don't take on smells and they don't accumulate a lot of frost.

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