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Feb 26, 2008 01:50 PM

Leftover chocolate chip cookies (slightly overbaked)

I really don't want to throw out the batch, but I baked them 2 minutes too long and now they're crunchy, not soft.

Any suggestions?

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  1. Dunk in milk? Personally, im one of those who prefer a crunchy cookie... so u can send them to me.. ha ha ha. :)

      1. re: Vshu


        or try nuking them for 5 seconds which may soften them slightly..

        1. Break into pieces and layer for a trifle.

          Sub them for the ladyfingers in tiramisu; sub bailey's for rum or omit alcohol, and you could even blend a little peanut butter into the mascarpone.

          Sprinkle them on ice cream or frozen yogurt, or blend them into an ice cream shake.

          Break them into small pieces, and add to pancake or waffle batter.

          OR, to revitalize their moisture, try sticking them in a container with a few slices of wheat bread or even apple slices or jicama to allow them to soak up sme moisture.

          3 Replies
          1. re: Emme

            These are all really great suggestions, Emme. I esp. like the trifle and tiramisu ideas and almost wish I had some overbaked cookies on hand to try.

            1. re: cimui

              you can purchase crispy cookies... or cook a few refrigerated tollhouse cookies to see if it's worth home-making some overbaked ones!

            2. re: Emme

              Emme, thanks for all the ideas, I have the cookies in the freezer but will likely try your trifle idea. I'm a sucker for trifle!

            3. Usually microwaving them 5-10 seconds each immediately before consumption makes them soft again.