Baking Blunders: Cookies that Run

If anyone knows their way around the kitchen, it’s Babs (@brunchwithbabs). But things don’t always go the way we plan when we are baking. Babs is here to help us fix our baking blunders.






See how Babs fixes runny cookies.


It’s easy to not follow the cookie directions exactly or accidentally mismeasure your ingredients. This can result in runny cookies, which is no fun. If you notice your cookies are running while baking, they aren’t totally ruined.

  • Step 1: If using a flat, rimless cookie sheet, put another one underneath it to catch any dough that may run over.
  • Step 2: Let the cookies bake completely, then cool.
  • Step 3: Scrape the cookies off and save the scraps in the freezer for a future cookie milkshake or pie crust.  ​


Don’t let this happen to your next batch of cookies. You can salvage your cookie dough with three easy tips.

  1. Add more flour to the dough to get a denser consistency.
  2. Chill the dough before baking.
  3. Spread the dough into a greased baking pan and make chocolate chip cookie bars. ​

The best chocolate chip cookies should look fluffy and golden.