Sad housewife looking at burnt cookies.
Should You Be Throwing Out Burnt Cookies?
By Camryn Teder
Going through all the hard work of preparing a batch of homemade cookies, only to forget them in the oven and return to blackened cookie crisps is a tragic situation too many can relate to. However, instead of throwing in the towel and dumping your batch, there might actually be a way to save your creation.
In order to prevent burning your cookies in the first place, shape each cookie dough ball evenly and opt for parchment paper instead of greasing your pan as it can cause your cookies to spread too thin. For multiple batches, use different pans because reusing the same hot pan can start melting your dough before it hits the oven.
After removing burnt cookies from the oven, stick them on a cooling rack in order to stop them from cooking even more, then try shaving off the burnt outer layer of the cookie. You can also seal them in an air-tight container with a slice of bread to absorb the bread's moisture and become soft again or use them as a crumbled topping for other desserts.