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post #1 of 27
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OK, I feel really dumb for having to ask this question but, how are you supposed to store sugar cookies before you decorate them and while the icing is drying? Seems to me that you can't stack them or cover them while the icing is still wet (obviously) so what do you do with them? How do they not get stale? Thanks for asking this pressing question! icon_redface.gif
post #2 of 27
i don't know if this is the best answer because i've only just started making sugar cookies, but i stored them in an airtight container until i was ready to ice. I iced them on a huge cookie sheet and just let them sit there until they were dry and returned them to the airtight container. they were soft and delicious when we ate them a few days later.
post #3 of 27
I leave mine on a cookie sheet and put them back in the cold oven to keep them clean while they are drying and during decorating. I have 4 racks in my oven so I can have quite a few cookies in there at various stages. They wont get stale in the short amount of time it takes you to finish and wrap them.
post #4 of 27
I leave mine on the baking sheet and then stack them in the (commercial) baking rack. I cover the baking sheet in saran and the edges of the pan are high enough that the saran doesn't touch the cookies.

I have also left them out overnight uncovered.

Cookies don't go stale that fast. They are not as fragile as people think they are.
post #5 of 27
I use pizza boxes. They hold a lot of cookies and you can just stack them. Use wax paper or parchment to line the box so they can be reused.
post #6 of 27
pizza boxes are a cool idea! filing that one away!! thumbs_up.gif
post #7 of 27
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Thanks for the ideas everyone. I have put them in a giant rubbermaid container separated by wax paper since that is what I have on hand.
post #8 of 27
On a completely unrelated topic : "Confectionsofahousewife", that's got to be one of the cutest screen names I've seen!
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post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by emiyeric

On a completely unrelated topic : "Confectionsofahousewife", that's got to be one of the cutest screen names I've seen!



Agreed!! And here I thought all the cool names had been taken! icon_lol.gif
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post #10 of 27
I bought a pizza rack with the ablity to hold 15 cookie sheets. I let my cookies dry on the baking sheets in the rack and i cover it with a plastic tablecloth to keep clean while drying. The cookies never taste stale.
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by emiyeric

On a completely unrelated topic : "Confectionsofahousewife", that's got to be one of the cutest screen names I've seen!



Thanks! It was my one and only witty moment! I'm like Costanza; out on a high note.
Love the pizza box idea and the pizza rack for cookie sheets. Now, if only I had more space...
post #12 of 27
I decorate my cookies on 16" cardboards on a low turntable. Then, I arrange those little white plastic things that hold up the lids of pizza boxes on the board and stack the next board on top.

I have a huge Rubbermaid cabinet devoted solely to temporary storage of cakes and cookies while I'm working on them. Boy is it hard to keep that thing empty. icon_smile.gif

Edited to add: Oh yeah, I let them dry overnight uncovered, but inside the cabinet. As indydebi said, they don't go stale that fast.
post #13 of 27
That cabinet is a great idea...........although my kids would keep going into it to see what goodies i have icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by luv2bake6

That cabinet is a great idea...........although my kids would keep going into it to see what goodies i have icon_smile.gif



Same here! I'd have to keep a lock on it or something. Not to mention that I have nowhere to put it.
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by confectionsofahousewife

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Originally Posted by luv2bake6

That cabinet is a great idea...........although my kids would keep going into it to see what goodies i have icon_smile.gif



Same here! I'd have to keep a lock on it or something. Not to mention that I have nowhere to put it.



Neither do I. We used to have a lovely game room with custom designed pool table. You'd be amazed how much cake stuff you can cram under, around and on top of a pool table. Not to mention the shelf units, drawer units and, of course, the giant cabinet around the perimeter of the room. *sigh*
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