Humidity and Cookies — Fix My Dish

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Twice a month, we're giving readers a chance to ask Food Network Kitchens' advice about an issue they're having with a dish. They can't reformulate a recipe for you, but they're happy to help improve it. For example, this week's question is directly related to the intense summer heat we've been having.

Question: “With all this humidity, my freshly-baked cookies got stale. How can I crisp them up again?” -- Debby D.

Answer: Moisture may be good for your plants or your skin, but not for your cookies. Summer, though welcomed for the sun and fun, also brings humidity that makes your cookies limp -- not so fun. Keep those cookies crisp by storing them in an airtight container. Some people toss a piece of bread in with the cookies to help absorb any excess moisture. You could also re-crisp them by baking on a wire rack in a 300 degree F oven for a few minutes.

Have a question for the Kitchens? Leave a comment below and they'll answer a select number of them in the coming weeks.

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