Refresh your cookies

No, not the “cookies” on your computer… the cookies in your kitchen!

I baked some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies last week, and they were a little crunchier than I would have liked. My oven tends to run hot, so things often bake faster than recipes state. I always subtract a few minutes from the baking time, but occasionally don’t get it quite right.

Not a problem.

Whether you’ve made the same mistake as I did… or you don’t want to waste cookies that have gone hard…. here’s how to soften up cookies to perfection:

  1. Keep the cookies in a storage container that has a tightly-fitting lid.
  2. Place one slice of fresh bread on top of the cookies and seal the lid.
  3. Let it sit overnight.

In the morning, you will have one very dry piece of bread and some deliciously soft chewy cookies. The cookies will have absorbed all the moisture from the bread. (Discard the bread.)

Don’t let those cookies go to waste!

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