Product Care Instructions
Our products are free of preservatives and stabilizers, and most should be enjoyed upon receiving. Consult our list below for the best way to enjoy your products from The Gingerbread Construction Co.
Please note that gingerbread - as a product - is greatly affected by the weather. We do not use preservatives or shelf stabilizers. In cooler months, our gingerbread will have a crunch on the outside, with a chewy inside. In the warmer months, it is soft on the outside and chewy on the inside. It’s delicious either way! If you prefer a chewy cookie, wrap it in a damp paper towel and microwave for 10 - 15 seconds.
When left in the clear plastic box the gingerbread house was received in, gingerbread houses remains fresh for approximately 4 weeks. Once removed from the box, it should be enjoyed immediately, and any remaining product should be placed back in the sealed box. The longer it is out of the sealed box, the faster the product will dry out.
Individually wrapped gingerbread cookies stay fresh for 2 - 3 weeks when left in their clear plastic wrapper. Once removed from their wrapper, they should be consumed the same day. If you prefer to save your cookies to enjoy at a later date, they freeze very well. When kept in their wrappers, gingerbread cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months. Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before enjoying.
All varieties of muffin loaves can be cared for the same way. These products do not use preservatives or shelf stabilizers, and therefore should be consumed within 1 -2 days of receiving and refrigerated after opening. If you prefer to save your loaf to enjoy at a later date, the loaf can be kept in its sealed container and put in the freezer for up to 4 weeks. Remove from the freezer 2 hours before slicing and enjoying.
Before sharing your muffin loaves, we recommend placing in the freezer for 15 minutes for easier slicing.
Gourmet Cookies & Sugar Cookies
Gourmet cookies are baked fresh daily. These products should be consumed within 1 – 2 days of receiving.
Our traditional biscotti (translates to twice baked) are crispy and crunchy. These cookies keep for 2 – 3 weeks in their resealable packaging.
Rich chocolate brownies are baked fresh daily and should be consumed within 1 – 2 days of receiving.
Our decadent muffins are intended to be enjoyed upon purchasing. But in the event that you have to delay your enjoyment, they can be refrigerated for 1-2 days until you’re ready to dig in. If you’d like to prolong the life of your muffins, they can be individually wrapped in plastic wrap, and then sealed tight in a freezer safe container. Muffins can be kept frozen for approximately 2 weeks, and take about 1 - 2 hours to thaw.