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wumanchild Sep 12, 2006 01:05 PM

Uh-oh. I baked some oatmeal lace cookies last night, which are wafer thin and crispy. Problem is, I didn't consider the high humidity where I live. I'm afraid of the cookies will soak in moisture and getting gummy. This already happened when I fell asleep accidentally before wrapping them up, and I just finished drying them out in the oven and then packing them in parchment paper and paper towels; however, I don't think this will be enough. They still have about 12 hours before some raffle (ugh, who'd bid for soggy, oat-mealy, cookies? =( ), and I won't have an oven to dry them out at work.

Know of any commonly found desiccants that can be thrown into the container? Wood shavings? Probably can't do the baking soda since there's not enough room. Wished I saved my silica packets now.

Appreciate any suggestions.

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    Ida Red RE: wumanchild Sep 12, 2006 01:37 PM

    How about salt? Coarse grain wrapped in cheesecloth, and a layer of parchment paper to protect the cookies from getting salty.

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      Ida Red RE: Ida Red Sep 12, 2006 04:56 PM

      Duhhh! I meant to suggest rice! Like what you do with salt by the ocean.

    2. PamelaD RE: wumanchild Sep 12, 2006 04:24 PM

      Maybe raw rice?

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        Alan408 RE: wumanchild Sep 12, 2006 04:31 PM

        Your local pharmacy may be a source of "the little silica packets".

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          serious RE: wumanchild Sep 12, 2006 10:22 PM

          I think you might keep them refrigerated until you serve them.

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            wumanchild RE: wumanchild Sep 13, 2006 08:20 PM

            Thanks for the advice, all. I kept the cookies tightly closed in the tupperware with dried rice and papertowels (overkill perhaps, but the peace of mind was golden), and they were perfectly crispy at night. Fetched many compliments. If anyone would like the recipe, it's the least I can do: wumanchild@yahoo.com.

            Cheers,
            Jen

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