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Nov 2, 2011 03:31 PM

What does one do with overdone cookies?

Spent a lot of time and $ making cookies. They are burnt around the edges and were supposed to be chewy but ended up too crispy.

I don't want to throw out but I have 15 huge "frisbee" cookies sitting around.

Any creative ideas to put them to use?

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  1. Eat the middles and pretend they were meant to be crispy all along. Or just dunk them in milk : )

    1. Feed them to the birds.

      1. How do they taste? I'd still eat them. Call them round Biscotti and dunk away. :-)

        3 Replies
        1. re: dave_c

          They taste kind of shitty in a burnt overly sugary type of way. But I hate crispy cookies

          1. re: Bite_Me

            that's too bad. i love an overdone cookie, a sucker for the crispiness..

            1. re: Bite_Me

              Sounds like they cookies are too burnt and bitter.... As wyogal suggested, bird food.

          2. Eat them for Pete's sake. Homemade cookies are rare enough that if you gave them to friends, they'd be in heaven.

            1. Trim the burnt edges and then use the crispy parts as an ingredient in another dessert. Crumble them as an ice cream topping or as a mix-in for homemade ice cream or milkshake. Build a parfait. Crumble on top of vanilla yogurt. Pulverize and use as the coating for fried bananas. Play frisbee.

              edit: typo

              4 Replies
                  1. re: seamunky

                    Ooh fried bananas! I like the way you think munky

                    1. re: seamunky

                      i was going to suggest stirring into ice cream in the last few minutes of the churning process as well.