Cookies Becoming Too Hard

Baking By Melsumbrella Updated 4 May 2013 , 3:23am by Melsumbrella

Melsumbrella Posted 4 May 2013 , 2:39am
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AHow do you keep your cookies soft before you seal them? I decorate them and leave them to air dry but the cookie becomes hard before I can seal it! I tried putting them into airtight containers to dry and they stayed soft but the colors bleed. I have also tried many different cookie recipes to see if that was the problem and they all did the same thing.. too hard. If anyone has any suggestions i would appreciate it, or maybe its just me :) haha thank you so much!!

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IAmPamCakes Posted 4 May 2013 , 2:40am
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AI underbake them for a minute or two.

iCookiBake Posted 4 May 2013 , 3:16am
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I've found that the thinner the cookie, the harder it will become. Also I go by how they look, not the time recommended because it's easy to overbake a cookie by a little and have it turn out crispy versus soft.. although some people prefer it crispy

Norasmom Posted 4 May 2013 , 3:21am
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Sugar cookies are meant to be hard.  They are not stale by any means, in fact, when they become stale they soften.  

Melsumbrella Posted 4 May 2013 , 3:22am
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AOk thank you! I will try to bake them a little less next time. I'm hoping I can find a solution because I do not like super hard cookies!

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