Cookies fresh from the oven are soft, chewy and delicious. Unfortunately, if they get left out overnight, they're rarely as good. Don't waste stale cookies just because they're a little hard. Here's a simple trick that brings some soft chewiness back into baked goods.
Place the hard cookies inside a plastic storage container. You can stack them, but leave a little extra space at the top. Use more than one container if necessary.
Layer a few slices of soft, fresh bread on top of the cookies. An inexpensive white bread works best.
Seal the lid and let the cookies sit for a few hours or overnight. The cookies absorb the moisture of bread, making them softer and easier to chew.
Open the container, remove the bread and enjoy the cookies.