How to Soften Hardened Sugars or Cookies

By LeafTV Editor

Brown sugar, honey, syrup and even cookies have a habit of hardening despite storage in airtight containers. Here are some tricks to soften them up.

Step 1

Place brown sugar in an airtight container with one or two slices of bread. Leave overnight.

Step 2

Microwave brown sugar or honey in an open container. Cover with a damp paper towel and turn on high. Turn or stir well every 30 seconds until the sugar or honey has softened.

Step 3

Place the container of crystallized honey or syrup in a small pan of simmering water. Heat until smooth.

Step 4

Seal hard cookies in an airtight container with apple wedges or bread slices. Set aside for one or two days.