How to Tell If the Cookies Are Bad, Rotten, or Spoiled

How to Tell If the Cookies are Bad, Rotten,or Spoiled

How to Tell If the Cookies Are Bad, Rotten, or Spoiled


Everyone loves freshly baked cookies. At our Bakers’ Funstore, we often see customers thronging the cookies sections. Their smell, flavour, and even colour attracts hordes of customers. We hear stories from them about how these fresh cookies help them complete a platter when guests suddenly arrive, how in stressful moments they act as stressbusters and how these cookies make even a simple moment memorable.

Of course, a lot of the credit for why cookies are loved by all goes to their freshness. It is easy to find factory-manufactured, packaged cookies in the market – but they do not taste as good as the ones you can buy from your neighborhood bakery.

However, since we are talking about fresh cookies, you must also know about the bad, rotten, or simply spoiled ones too. Yes, they can sometimes cross your path, most, unfortunately. What do you do then? How do you identify them? What do you do when you get rotten cookies? These are some things we shall talk about in today’s blog.

Table of contents:

  1. How to Recognise Bad Cookies
  2. How Long Do Cookies Last?
  3. Conclusion
  4. Frequently asked questions

How to Recognise Bad Cookies   

How to Recognise Bad Cookies

The best cookies are easily recognised by their flavours. But when cookies go bad, they give out a pungent smell that is often hard to ignore. This is one of the telling signs that the cookie in hand is bad. It is best to rely on our sensory organs while judging the shelf-life of cookies. Apart from the smell, if the cookies seem unnaturally hard, they are likely to be stale. Such cookies can never be enjoyed.

Another way to recognise the bad cookies is by noting their texture. If the cookie seems dry and unnecessarily hard, they are likely to be stale. The general rule of fresh cookies is that they should be soft with a gooey texture.

How Long Do Cookies Last? 

How Long Do Cookies Last

Cookies are unlike your packed biscuits, especially the ones you buy from local bakeries. They do not last months but only days. If you want to keep them fresh, there are a few things you should remember. Storing them at room temperature will keep them fresh for 15 days. If you want to keep them fresh longer, you can refrigerate them for at least two months.

But this is a simple generalization. You must understand that there are different types of cookies, from drop cookies to cut-outcookies and icebox cookies. The kind of ingredients used in the cookies will determine their longevity.


Cookies are inarguably the best stressbusters for people who like both sweet and savoury.  They can be enjoyed with a cup of tea or a cup of coffee. Having them with cold milk is also quite popular. Irrespective of how you enjoy your cookies, you cannot deny the fact that the best cookies are the fresh ones. Don’t fall for the stale ones often found in dubious bakery stores. Buy them from your trusted Bakers’ Fun as you can be assured that only the freshest and best cookies will reach you always.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens to Stale Cookies?
Cookies are identified by their gooey, soft texture. But when they become stale, they become hard and have a crumbly texture. They also become dry and aren’t half as good as fresh cookies.

Why Do Cookies Go Stale?
Cookies go stale when they are exposed to moisture for a long duration. This can happen even after you keep them in air-tight containers. Since they have a shelf-life of 2-3 weeks, beyond that time, the cookies will go stale.

Does Bakers’ Fun Sell Cookies?
Bakers’ Fun has been baking cakes, cookies, and cupcakes for the last 30 years. You can get any kind of birthday cakes, anniversary cakes,special occasion cakes, baby shower cakes, girlfriend cakes, and more here. But that’s not all. We sell freshly baked cookies too!


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