There are several reasons why your sugar cookies may be too crispy and dry. You may have over-baked them, which caused too much of the liquid from the butter or shortening and the eggs to evaporate, or you could have left them uncovered for too long. The key to softening hard sugar cookies is to return some of the moisture they lost.
If your sugar cookies have turned crispier than you like during storage, add a slice of fresh bread or a piece of a juicy apple to the container and seal it tightly. The cookies will absorb the moisture from the bread or apple and become softer. You can include a piece of bread or apple when storing all types of cookies to keep soft cookies soft and crispy cookies from becoming hard and unappetizing.
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Rachel Lovejoy has been writing professionally since 1990 and currently writes a weekly column entitled "From the Urban Wilderness" for the Journal Tribune in Biddeford, Maine, as well as short novellas for Amazon Kindle. Lovejoy graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
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