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    Junior Member Minday's Avatar
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    Question Soggy cookies?

    The humidity is already starting to make my cookies soggy instead of crisp.
    We were ok in the winter - leaving them out for the icing to set but now they seem to be getting soggy!
    I have tried to store them in a sealed container with some saltine crackers. It didn't help much.

    Are there any secrets?

    Thanks

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    really?? LOL--I have made lots of cookies lately and have no humidity issues--now wait a few months... LOL

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    I am having issues too... My cookies typically take 8 hours or so to dry and I left them out for 12 before packing them up last night, and some of the icing was sticking to the bag this morning. Not bad, but since I had to take them back out, I was unable to ship them today. Grrr... And it's a first order for a monthly-reorder customer!

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    Senior Member focadima's Avatar
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    wow I have had no recent issues--and I made lots this past week--I leave them out to dry uncovered over night

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    I actually only had issues with the red - I used a combo of Wilton no-taste red and Americolor super red (I had to use a lot & tried Wiltons for the no-taste but it just would not get red enough. One squirt of Americolor did the trick!). So maybe it was the combo? I was not a happy cookier!

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    When you say "soggy" do you mean the icing looks wrinkled? That happened to me for the first time last week and I wondered why. I made dresses and they looked like I pulled them out of the hamper! I would love to hear responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnygals View Post
    When you say "soggy" do you mean the icing looks wrinkled? That happened to me for the first time last week and I wondered why. I made dresses and they looked like I pulled them out of the hamper! I would love to hear responses.
    I think this happens when you accidentally move or bump the sheet holding the cookies and the icing has dried slightly on the top but still wet underneath it. Causes a ripple in the icing. had it just happen to me last time I made them. Should have waited or been more carefully when moving them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita1956 View Post
    Aside from suggesting you move to the West coast.....
    I don't know that moving to the West Coast is a great solution at the moment. We have rains for the last several days and expected another several days with 76% humidity at 11pm...
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