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I was totally thrilled and honored to have Kim the Cookier, from The Cookie Puzzle, write a review on how she uses Sweet Stackers for her cookie decorating. After learning about Sweet Stackers, Kim has changed the way she stores her cookies while decorating. She used to store her cookies in large under-your-bed bins that were not air-tight to smaller, deeper food storage containers using Sweet Stackers. Sweet Stackers layer your cookies on stackable trays which insert into your containers. She was able to get 37 thickly rolled cutout cookies in one container. The trays can be easily removed during the decorating process – as you can see from icing to stenciling and more!
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My niece turned 2 and she was celebrating with a Bubble Guppies tv show theme. She is already recognizing her letters, so I wanted to make small bubble shaped cookies spelling out “Bubble Guppies”. I thought she would enjoy that. The rest of the cookies were bubbles! They were glazed with pastel colors pink, blue and white. These would be cute & easy for any spring or summer theme too!
…and now for the taste test!
The Taste Test
My theory was put to the test! During the decorating process, cookies should be stored in an air-tight container to keep them fresh. I have heard many people say that they leave their cookies out of their kitchen counter top to let the cookies dry completely. Hence, my taste test. I reserved a few extra cookies to leave them out to dry overnight. With the large batch of cookies, I followed the instruction below. As there is success with safely letting the icing dry, the cookies also dry out during this process. First thing in the morning, I tasted a cookie that sat out all night and a cookie from the container. The overnight cookie had a crunchy texture and a slightly different taste. Definitely not a fresh, soft texture like the one that was stored in the air-tight container!
Instructions for Storing Decorated Cookies
- Once the cookies cooled completely after coming out of the oven, they were placed in an air-tight container until I was ready to decorate.
- During the decorating process, I placed 12 cookies in the bottom of my container and 12 more on each Sweet Stackers tray. I glazed the cookies with a thin layer of icing (mixing 1 cup confectioner’s sugar and 1-2 tablespoons milk).
- Place the risers carefully in between the cookies and lower each tray into the container. I was able to fit 36 – 2.5″ cookies in one 9×12″ container in three layers without the cookies touching each other. Placed the lid on the container to dry.
- After drying, I then embellished with a thicker combination of icing. Piped the dots to imitate the reflection of light on each bubble. Then piping the letters in blue. Again, placing the layers of cookies back into the container and sealed to keep them fresh!
Sweet Stackers are for more than just cookies! Visit sweetstackers.com to get more ideas on how to use them.
The key to making the best rollout cookies is how you store them.
Have you ever tasted sugar cookies that are beautifully decorated, but really don’t taste great because they are hard and crunchy? Mostly likely this occurs when the cookies are not stored properly while decorating the cookies. Decorating can be a long tedious process that requires the cookies to sit out and dry to prevent the icing from getting ruined or smudged. Many decorators will leave them dry on their kitchen countertops overnight. Usually this results in dry, crunchy cookies because they weren’t stored in an air-tight container.
I have been using the same sugar cookie recipe for years and found Sweet Stackers to be a baker’s best tool for cookie storage. Once the cookies come out of the oven, they are immediately set on a cookie rack to cool. When completely cooled, they can be decorated or stored in an air-tight container until the decorating process begins. While icing the cookies, it is possible to keep the cookies fresh and stored safely in an air-tight container! The cookies can be placed in the bottom of a container or on the Sweet Stackers trays as they are being iced. The risers can be carefully positioned in between the cookies and the stackable trays can be lowered above a layer of cookies without touching them. The cookies can finish drying in the air-tight container and this will produce soft, buttery cookies for days to come!
Sweet Stackers allowed me to get 36 cookies in a 9 x 12 x 3 inch container without the cookies touching each other and getting smudged. Sweet Stackers come in 4 different sizes made to fit a variety of major brand food storage containers. Great for storing food items like iced or jelly topped cookies, dessert bars, bite-sized appetizers and transporting them to a party without a mess. No need for those over-sized, pricey cupcake and cookie carriers. Sweet Stackers are reusable and versatile – a great food storage tool for any baker!
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