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Cookies need time to settle?

I was invited to a "Cookies Swap" party and the invite said the make your cookies three days in advance so that they have time to "settle before swapping" I had never heard that cookies need time to settle. It seems like fresh baked cookies would be better...any idea way they would want this?

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Asked by MomOf2Girlies90 at 9:53 AM on Oct. 13, 2012 in Food & Drink

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  • Maybe the person had issues with warm cookies at her last swap. Cookies baked the afternoon or morning before should be fine

    Answer by adnilm at 9:59 AM on Oct. 13, 2012

  • That's a new one for me. I'll have to keep coming back to find out the answer to that one. I bake them for bake sales but no one ever told me they need to be baked early to give them time to settle.

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:59 AM on Oct. 13, 2012

  • 3 days later would make them STALE cookies

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:59 AM on Oct. 13, 2012

  • I agree with butterflyblue!! I've been baking cookies for years, and was a photo chef for our newspaper for many years....I don't know what she means by "they need time to settle". I would make mine fresh to take, they'll taste better.

    Answer by ohwrite at 10:05 AM on Oct. 13, 2012

  • 3 days is crazy! i'd make mine the day before, no earlier.

    Answer by dullscissors at 10:26 AM on Oct. 13, 2012

  • 3 days??? That's weird. Or you sure she didn't mean 3 hrs? I'd ask. I've never had cookies make it 3 days in my house.

    Answer by 3libras at 10:58 AM on Oct. 13, 2012

  • 3 days seems like a long time. I have never heard of this.

    Answer by booklover545 at 11:34 AM on Oct. 13, 2012

  • Never heard of 3 days either that is too much

    Answer by Alisim at 10:57 PM on Oct. 13, 2012

  • Well, I let them settle for about an hour... But 3 days??


    Answer by momto2boys973 at 9:58 AM on Oct. 14, 2012

  • I can see frosted cookies needing time to harden a little, but not 3 days time.

    Answer by luvschocolate at 7:50 PM on Oct. 14, 2012

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