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If you end up with a pile of slightly burnt cookies, you really only have three options: eat them as is, cover them to hide the burnt bits, or crush the burnt cookies to put in or on something else. sweet. . You should never throw them away.
This article explains how to remove burnt bits from your cookies and also describes four simple recipes you can use to preserve your burnt cookies, with or without their burnt parts. You can turn your cookies crisp and dark quickly and effortlessly.
Let’s first look at some methods to remove the burnt parts of your cookies.
How to remove burnt parts
Here are some methods to remove the burnt parts of your cookies. If they are recoverable, it is quite easy to do so.
Grate or zester
As long as your cookies aren’t rock hard and completely burnt, you can remove the burnt bits fairly easily. All you need to do is grab a cheese grater or zester, but ideally the latter to end up with a finer grater.
You can use one of these tools to gently sand off any crusty brown areas you want to get rid of. Make sure to work slowly to avoid deleting more cookies than necessary.
Butter knife or fingers
If you don’t have a cheese grater or zester, you can use a butter knife to gently scrape the burnt bits off your cookies. You can also use your fingers or a fingernail to remove it.
It can definitely be a little more difficult to remove very small amounts of burnt cookies with these methods, but they can still get the job done if you don’t have a grater or zester.
You can actually soften and moisten your burnt cookies by immediately sealing them in an airtight container with something moist, like a water-soaked paper towel.
Your burnt and crunchy cookies should soften a bit after absorbing some of the moisture. You can use this technique in conjunction with scraping off the burnt bits.
How to use burned cookies
If you don’t feel like removing the burnt parts of your cookies, or if you removed the burnt parts but your cookies looked lousy, you can easily cover the burnt parts or crush your cookies to use with another dessert.
Burnt cookies are actually ideal for crushing as they are crispy and therefore fall apart very easily.
In this section you will find some recipes that will use your burnt cookies. So set those treats aside on your counter instead of in your bin, and check out these great ideas.
With chocolate glazed cookies
You can easily whip up delicious homemade buttercream Icing to spread on your burnt biscuits. This will turn them into the crispy center of a smooth, creamy outer shell.
Here is what you will need for this recipe:
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 sticks of soft butter
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 2½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1½ tablespoons milk or milk substitute
First put your softened butter and vanilla extract in a bowl and use a blender to mix them well on low heat. Once they are combined, set the bowl aside and combine the powdered sugar and cocoa powder in another bowl.
Then slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter and vanilla mixture, using the medium setting on your blender. Continue to gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until the mixture becomes creamy.
To make the mixture more fluid, you can add milk until you get the right consistency. Once you’ve reached the perfect viscosity, your chocolate frosting is ready to use.
You can use this frosting to cover the tops and bottoms of your burnt cookies, or you can make two-cookie sandwiches with the buttercream frosting in between. However you decide to use the frosting with your burnt cookies, it’s sure to be delicious.
Crumbled cookie pie crust
There aren’t many better ways to use crushed burnt cookies than for a pie crust.
A pie crust of this variety works especially well as the base of a chocolate-infused pie, such as French Silk or Chocolate Satin Pie. Crushed cookies are also delicious to sprinkle on various cakes, so this is something you might consider doing with your burnt cookies as well.
The mere thought will probably make your mouth water. That’s why you’ll find a recipe below for making crumbled cookie pie crust, and it’s super quick and easy.
However, you will need to finely grind your burnt cookies first, either using a food processor or by hand with a rolling pin; you can also contain the mess by throwing them in a ziplock bag and crushing them in there.
Here are the ingredients you need for this recipe:
- 1½ cup crushed cookies
- ½ stick of melted butter
- Cake mold
These are the only things you need to make this pie crust, other than an oven of course.
Speaking of which, set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and let it preheat while you prepare the pie crust. Now put your melted butter and crushed cookies in a bowl and mix them well.
Then grease your pie pan to prevent the crust from sticking to it later. Then press down on the mixture, making sure to evenly distribute the bottom and sides of the pie pan. Place it in your oven after it is preheated.
It should take about 10 minutes to finish baking into a firm, crumbled cookie pie crust. Be sure to wait for your crust to cool completely before adding any filling.
Cookie Crumb Pudding
This recipe is super easy. All you need are your burnt cookies, chocolate pudding and whipped cream. You can use store-bought pudding for this recipe or make your own.
First, crush your burnt cookies with a food processor or with a rolling pin. The size of your cookies really depends on your personal preferences.
After you finish crushing the cookies, place the chocolate pudding and the broken cookies in a bowl and mix them together. Top with whipped cream, plus any other toppings your heart desires, and dig in.
This last recipe is for all you ice cream lovers reading along.
For this recipe you need the following ingredients:
- crushed cookies
- 3 scoops of vanilla or chocolate ice cream
- 1/2 cup milk or milk substitute
- 1 cherry
- Sweet whipped cream
- chocolate syrup
First, as with the other two recipes that call for crushed cookies, crush the burnt cookies with a rolling pin or food processor.
Then take your ice cream and use a food processor or muscle power to slowly blend it into the milk. Once the ice cream has thinned a bit, add almost all of the cookie pieces, saving a few for the top of your milkshake.
Pour your milkshake into a bowl or glass and spray whipped cream on it. Then sprinkle your remaining crumbled cookies over the mound with whipped cream and top it with chocolate syrup and a cherry on top.
You can also add other toppings that you think would go well with your cookie milkshake, such as chopped nuts or caramel sauce.
You can also mix other things into the milkshake. A few ideas include chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and blueberries.
It’s a shame to think of how many cookies have been thrown into this world just because they were a little burnt. Maybe you yourself wasted a few cookies here and there under the false impression that they were ruined forever.
Surely, if those burnt cookie bakers had known the truth – that they could have used those burnt cookies in so many wonderful ways – they would never have thrown those cookies in the trash.
At least you now have the knowledge that will help you use your burnt cookies. Be sure to tell everyone you know about the joys of cookie storage so your family and friends can get more out of these delicious treats.
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