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The Super-Simple Way to Save Burned Cookies

Maybe you got distracted by a can’t-put-down book. Maybe your kid got into your makeup again. Maybe your gifts just don’t lie in the kitchen.

Whatever the case, the chocolate chip cookies you were banking on bringing to book club are charred on the bottom. But before you settle for store-bought, read our tip for reviving burned baked goods.

What you need: A kitchen grater.

What you do: Over the sink, hold the cookie, bottom down, against the grater and basically shave the burned part off (just like this). The bottoms might not look perfectly smooth, but we promise they’ll taste delicious.

Consider this culinary crisis averted.

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