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Jul 17, 2011 06:36 AM

"Crisping" undercooked cookies

I'm baking two types (vanilla and chocolate) sugar cookies for a baby shower next weekend. I seemed to have slightly undercooked the chocolate ones, meaning they are fully cooked and tasty but likely aren't crisp enough to survive the decorating I have planned for them. Any ideas on how to crisp them up? Can I safely return them to the oven (pre-decorating of course)? Will the old slice of bread or salt in the cookie tin tricks work to remove moisture from a cookie that was moist to begin with, or do they only work to keep already crisp cookies crisp? Thanks in advance!

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  1. Those tricks add moisture to cookies, so avoid them. I think returning them to the oven would work if you're very careful about it -- maybe just for two minutes or so.

    1. I've put them back in the oven to crisp them up - and one of my almond cookie recipes actually turned out better with a second baking.

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      1. re: jmcarthur8

        Thanks for the advice. I put them back in the over and they seemed to crisp up a bit!