Why Did My Cookies Get Soggy (And Can I Save Them)?

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Q: My sister and I made Linzer cookies, and they turned out swimmingly, but I stored them in a Tupperware container with a lid that fall slightly short of airtight, and now the cookies are soggy.

Is there any way I can save them at this point?

Sent by Ariel

Editor: Ariel, your cookies got soggy because of the jam sandwiched between them. This will happen pretty consistently with jam-sandwiched cookies.

Readers, do you have any answer for Ariel's cookie dilemma?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.