9 Cookie Storage Containers to Keep Your Cookies Fresh

Browse our picks for the best cookie storage containers. Each of the containers listed are airtight, making them perfect for keeping your homemade cookies fresh.

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How to Pick the Best Cookie Storage Container for You

When browsing through our suggestions for cookie jars, don’t forget to consider which container would fit your needs the best. Keep in mind how often you bake cookies, how many batches you bake at a time, what material you’re looking for, as well as how easy the container would be to clean. If you bake a lot, check out these other storage containers for all your baking supplies.

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OXO POP Large Jar
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Best Overall: OXO POP Large Jar

Keep dozens of cookies fresh for days with OXO’s POP 5-quart jar! The large cookie jar is equipped with an easy to use airtight lid that seals and releases with just a press of a button. Plus, the lid is simple to dis- and reassemble, making an in-depth cleaning a breeze. Check out these cookie storage tips that’ll help keep them fresher for longer.

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OXO Good Grips Airtight POP Round Canister (3.0 Qt),Medium
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Runner-Up: OXO POP Round Canister

A favorite of our Test Kitchen, OXO’s POP round canister has the same airtight lid as the jar above, but is 2 quarts smaller, making it a better fit for those who don’t bake in bulk. And, if you don’t bake cookies too often, the round container can be repurposed to hold flour, granola or crackers. Bakers of all experience levels can learn something new from our ultimate cooking baking guide.

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Lock & Lock Flip-Top Pantry Storage Container
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Best for a Budget: Lock & Lock Flip-Top Pantry Storage Container

Coming in at just under $12, Lock & Lock’s pantry storage container is definitely a wallet-friendly option for cookie storage. The BPA-free container’s lid is made with snaps to secure the two pieces together and create an airtight seal. The lid also has a convenient top flap, so you can get to your homemade cookies without having to take the entire lid off. Take a look at our advice on how to store all types of baked goods.

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Montana Jar with Brushed Metal Lid, 1.5 Gallon
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Best Glass Cookie Storage Container: Anchor Hocking Montana Jar

This gorgeous Anchor Hocking Montana jar is made of heavy-duty glass that can withstand the wear-and-tear of a busy kitchen. The jar’s mouth and stylish brushed metal lid form an airtight fit for freshness. Any of these pretty cookie recipes would look impressive displayed in this glass cookie jar.

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Ziploc Freezer Bags
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Best Cookie Freezer Storage Container: Ziploc Freezer Gallon Bags

Okay, they’re not the fanciest, but Ziploc’s gallon-size freezer bags are the best choice when it comes to freezing cookies. The bags’ “Grip ‘n Seal” zip top keeps the freezer burn at bay and are flexible so they can squeeze into a packed freezer.

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Rubbermaid Brilliance 12 cup Pantry Airtight Food Storage Container
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Best Plastic Cookie Storage Container: Rubbermaid Brilliance Pantry Food Container

For a cookie container that is durable and lightweight, Rubbermaid’s 12-cup Brilliance storage container is the cookie jar you should go with. The compact design allows the container to fit on a pantry or cabinet shelf and the lid has simple, airtight snaps on each side so you can get in and out in a beat.

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Juvale Nesting Cookie Tin Set
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Best Cookie Storage Container for Gifting: Juvale Nesting Cookie Tin Set

Drop cookies off to loved ones with style this year, thanks to this 3 piece, nesting cookie tin set from Juvale. The festive patterned tins aren’t just cute, the tight-fitting lids are terrific at keeping Christmas cookies fresh long after the 25th. Learn how to package and ship cookies so you can spread holiday cheer to far-flung family members, too.

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Snapware Snap 'N Stack 2-Layer Cookie, Cake, Cupcake and Brownie Storage Carrier (BPA Free Plastic, Holds Up to a Quarter-Sheet Cake)
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Best Storage Container for Decorated Cookies: Snapware Snap ‘N Stack 2-Layer Container

Don’t let your beautifully decorated or frosted cookies get smashed by tossing them in a cookie jar or regular container! This container from Snapware is actually two separate airtight containers that connect, so you can lay your delicate cookies out in one layer. The lid and layers open independently, so you can get to one layer of cookies without disrupting the other. Plus, it has a handle on the top, making it easy to take cookies on the go.

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Tin Cookie Snack Jars Airtight Kitchen Food Storage Containers (White)
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Best Metal Cookie Storage Container: Outshine Tin Cookie Jar

This sweet cookie tin from Outshine will look adorable on your kitchen counter! The stainless steel jar’s airtight lid is reinforced with a BPA-free plastic seal, that can be removed and replaced for cleaning. You’ll want to fill this jar to the brim with these classic cookie recipes.

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Caroline Stanko
Caroline has been with Taste of Home for the past seven years, working in both print and digital. After starting as an intern for the magazine and special interest publication teams, Caroline was hired as the third-ever digital editor for Taste of Home. Since then, she has researched, written and edited content on just about every topic the site covers, including cooking techniques, buzzy food news, gift guides and many, many recipe collections. Caroline also acts as the editorial lead for video, working with the Test Kitchen, videographers and social media team to produce videos from start to finish. When she’s not tip-tapping on a keyboard, Caroline is probably mixing up a killer cocktail, reading a dog-eared library book or cooking up a multi-course feast (sometimes all at once). Though she technically lives in Milwaukee, there is a 50/50 chance Caroline is in Chicago or southwest Michigan visiting her close-knit family.