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Keep Your Cookies Fresh

 A great gift to send your long-distance friend or family member is a fresh batch of warm, homemade cookies. This great gift is like a little taste of home sent right to their doorstep. The one big downside of this sweet gifts is that cookies tend to dry out when they are shipped across the country. You want these cookies to taste like they've just come out of the oven, not as though they have gone stale for a few weeks. But, how can you keep your cookies fresh and moist for their whole trip? Here's a weird trick to bear in mind.
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While this trick is definitely not what you would expect, it is pretty weird. The tip is going to keep your cookies straight-out-of-the-oven fresh for days at a time. And no matter how strange it may seem, it is definitely worth a try. 

So, what is this bizarre tip? Using tortillas in your package of cookies. While cookies and tortillas don't really seem like a match, layering tortillas with your cookies when packaging them will help keep them moist. This is because the moisture in the tortillas, when in a confined space, like a cookie tin, will fill the air, keeping your homemade cookies fresh. This will keep them tasting as great as they did when they came out of the oven. 

Tortillas can easily be bought from a store. Then, take a stack of parchment or wax paper and trace the diameter of the cookie tin. Cut the circle out of the parchment paper, so you're left with two or three parchment circles. You can make as many or as few of these as you want. It all depends on how many cookies you have made. 

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When you stack everything in the cookie tin, start with a layer of parchment paper, then with a tortilla, then another parchment circle. Finish the layer by stacking as many cookies as you can on top. Repeat if you can with a larger batch. The parchment paper will help keep the tortillas in the tin for their moisture without touching your cookies. 

If your friend or family member loves tacos, they are going to be in for an extra surprise when they discover a few tortillas for their next Taco Tuesday. It's a fun and edible gift, and little would they know that the tortillas would help keep cookies moist and delicious. 

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