Ah, baking. The thing that is meant to be so relaxing and give us something delicious at the end. So what are we supposed to do when things go a little wrong? Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to save burned cookies from ending up in the trash and give new life to those baking mistakes.
Scrape Burned Cookies With A Knife
You don’t need to worry about cutting off every bit of a burned cookie to save it from the trash. Instead, take a knife and hold it perpendicular to your cookie. Then, simply move the blade back and forward to scrape off any bits that look a little burned.
Grate Burned Bits Off
You could save time – and your burned cookies – by using a cheese grater. Use the side with the smallest holes and simply grate your cookies until all the charred bits are gone, and you’re left with the good stuff.
Create A Cookie Crust
Crunchy cookies sometimes look beyond saving. However, not all is lost. If you want to use your cookies, then why not grate off the burned bits and crush them down into a cookie crust instead? Did someone say “cheesecake”?
Turn Them Into Ice Cream Sandwiches
Burned cookies can be a great starting place for ice cream sandwiches. All you need to do is remove the burned bits before taking a huge scoop of ice cream and sandwiching it between two cookies. You can even add some sprinkles or chocolate sauce to add an extra layer of flavor.
No longer do your burned cookies have to end up in the trash. In fact, there are plenty of ways to save the overcooked sweet treats and repurpose them into something potentially even more delicious. There is no such thing as a baking mistake; it’s merely a change of direction – especially when cookies are involved.