Soften Cookies using Bread
Using Bread to Soften Cookies
Soften cookies and you are sure to be a hero every time! Using bread to soften cookies is a perfect solution to always having soft “freshly” baked cookies. After all that perfect chocolate chip cookie baking, don’t you just hate it when your leftovers get stale? If so, this is a crafty idea you have to try. Cookies are great out of the oven, but biting into a hard crumbly mass a few days later is not anyone’s favorite activity. The trick to keeping cookies fresh is simple: place a slice of fresh bread in with your cookies a day or two after you’ve baked them, or whenever you find their texture has deteriorated. The moisture from the bread will transfer to your cookies rendering them soft and chewable again. It will make them not be stale! This little trick has been in families for generations, so I have to say special thanks to family traditions that make this possible, the families that passed on this technique to their children, who introduced it to us now! The best way, maybe not the healthiest, will always be to make them so good they don’t last more than 36 hours. I recommend wrapping the cookies in a paper towel that diffuses the water a bit more and prevents the near-the-bread cookies from becoming mush. As this is a possibility from the cookies receiving too much moisture, you want a balance to have the cookies just right so you can enjoy them once again. If you don’t want to waste bread you can just use a little damp paper and put the middleman to work! You can also, in place of a slice of bread, I’ve frequently used a slice of apple. Be warned, a little apple goes a long way, but I have heard that the flavor of the apple will sometimes absorb into the fruit, so if you use this method be sure it is a cookie that you want to add possibly an apple flavor too!