How to Soften Crunchy Cookies

I like soft cookies. Amen. Leave the CRUNCH to chips! I found this tip a LOOONNNG time ago (like back in high school when instead of socializing I was reading Taste of Home…no for real)….

Just add a slice or a few slices of white store-bought bread to a zip lock bag filled with those over-baked cookies. Or, just layer the bread here and there in a tray of cookies covered in foil or saran. Let sit a couple hours or more (depending on the type of cookies, humidity, etc….just test the cookies every couple hours because they can become VERY soft).

That’s it! Soft cookies! I’ve developed a few tricks to preventing crunchy cookies over the years, but this always works when I get wrapped up on Pinterest or Facebook and I don’t take the cookies out in time! I’ve found it works with all UN-iced cookies well!ย  Careful leaving them in TOO long…the cookies can begin to taste….bready….is thatย  word?ย  It is now ๐Ÿ™‚

Good ‘ol white bread in a ziplock with your cookies….


That’s it!ย  Hope you can use it sometime!


  1. One tip to help prevent over-browning your cookies is to use a pizza stone or other stoneware to bake the cookies on. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve found that cookies can bake a little extra time on my stone without getting so super-crunchy. If they do get too brown, though, I’ll be glad to try out your tip! Thanks for sharing!

  2. OMG. This is amazing!!!

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