Who doesn’t love a warm and gooey freshly baked cookie?
But what happens when you have leftovers or store-bought cookies that need to be reheated?
The key is knowing how to reheat cookies properly without turning them into a hard, overcooked mess.
Reheating cookies not only ensures their deliciousness but also preserves their freshness.
You don’t want to throw away stale or dry cookies just because you didn’t reheat them correctly.
In this blog post, we will discuss six different ways to reheat cookies – microwave, oven, toaster oven, skillet/pan, steamer, and grill/barbecue method.
Microwave Method: Quick and Easy Way to Reheat Cookies
Microwaving is perhaps the quickest and easiest way to reheat cookies. Here’s how you can do it:
- Place the cookie on a microwave-safe plate lined with parchment paper.
- Microwave the cookie for 10-15 seconds on low heat.
- Check the cookie after every 5 seconds until it becomes soft and warm.
- Take the cookie out of the microwave and leave it aside for a few seconds before consuming.
Remember that microwaves vary in power output, so adjust heating time accordingly based on your device’s temperature control settings.
Oven Method: Comparable to Freshly Baked Cookies
If you’re not in a hurry and want your cookies heated up like they were freshly baked, warming up your oven may be your best bet.
- Preheat your oven at around 350°F (175°C).
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use an ungreased sheet.
- Place the cooled down or frozen cookie dough balls on top of the sheet
- Put it in for two minutes.
- Check regularly until they are puffed up nicely; saggy balls should stay another minute or two
- Once you’re satisfied with a consistent texture, remove the sheet from the oven and let it cool down for another few minutes.
- Enjoy your freshly baked cookies!
Toaster Oven Method: Perfect for Small Batches of Cookies
If you have a toaster oven at home, this method is best suited for reheating small batches of cookies.
- Preheat your toaster oven around 350°F (175°C)
- Arrange the cookies on a baking sheet with parchment paper or directly on wire mesh toasting trays
- Put them in your plugged-in toaster oven, ensuring that they are not touching each other.
- Set up a timer to check on them after every 30 seconds.
- Toast away until warm and crispy!
- Allow cooling for more crispy results, enjoy!
Skillet or Pan Method: Ideal for Homemade or Large-Sized Cookies
The skillet method is perfect if you want to heat large-sized or homemade cookies without using an oven or microwave.
- Preheat your skillet over medium heat; Avoid overheating as it can burn your snacks before they get heated up.
- Add butter on the skillet if desired
- Place the cookie/s in single layer and space them apart so that hot air can circulate around each one evenly
- Cook for only about 20-30 seconds each side until warm; keep checking frequently so that it doesn’t overcook
- Take it out once warmed, allow some time to cool down and enjoy immediately
Steamer Method: Ideal for Softening Stale or Dry Cookies
Steam cooking is especially appropriate when dealing with dry and stale cookies by adding moisture to refresh their texture.
- Fill a pot with ample water around 2″ below its top edge
- Place metal strainer basket / steaming rack inside pot
- Cover the pot and boil water over high heat.
- Place cookies on the steaming rack, periodically checking to make sure they are adequately heated
- Steam food for around 10-20 seconds
- Take out biscuits and let them cool for a few seconds before eating
Grill or Barbecue Method: Perfect Outdoor Cooking for Sturdy or Hard Baked Goods
The grill or barbecue is the perfect way of reheating hard-baked cookies like biscuits.
- Preheat your grill to low heat setting.
- Take tinfoil stretch over harsh mesh thoroughly with some oil/butter spray (if needed) on top of it
- Place the cookies far apart and avoid smudging as you flip them over your foil-covered mesh
- Cook each side for around a minute until they heat up; keep adjusting time to avoid burning
- Once warmed evenly, allow to cool for some time before devouring!
Conclusion: Tips and Tricks in Reheating Cookies
Knowing how to reheat cookies appropriately can make all the difference between enjoying warm, fresh-baked goodies and eating stale, hardened leftovers. Here are some tips and tricks:
- Be attentive while heating any snacks; constantly checking on them at regular intervals helps prevent the products from being overcooked.
- Make sure you understand how temperature controls should be set based on your device/oven’s capabilities before cooking/snacking anything in it
- Store cookies in an airtight container if not consuming immediately. This will help preserve their freshness longer.
So go ahead and try these six different methods to reheat cookies next time you’re craving them!
Whether microwaving, oven baking, using a skillet or pan outdoors at home, toaster ovens small batches only – Steamer works great handling stale/dry wares., grilling/barbecuing baked goods-hardened by nature-there’s always an ideal solution!
Jenny has always been passionate about cooking, and she uses her platform to share her joy of food with others. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she loves giving tips and tricks to help others create their own unique culinary creations.