How to Soften Brown Sugar (and Keep it Soft!)

April 11, 2012 | By | Comments (14)

Hard brown sugar

If you get caught with hard-as-a-rock brown sugar once your mixer is already in motion, you can still rescue that batch of cookies with this quick trick.

To soften your sugar follow these steps:

1. Place the sugar in a microwave-safe bowl.
2. Sprinkle with a teaspoon of water.
3. Cover with a damp paper towel.
4. Microwave in 30-second intervals until soft.

Once you’re ready to put the brown sugar away store it in an airtight container or a zippered plastic bag, and add either an orange peel or a marshmallow to keep it soft.

What are your best baking tricks?