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Simple Tip: Build an Iced Cookie Drying Tier

If you're planning on making a lot of cookies this holiday season, but have a tiny amount of space for all your decorated lovelies to dry. You could either invest in a three-tier drying rack, or you could make your own out of paper cups, paper plates, and a little bit of icing.

Stack inverted cups on top of paper plates and create a four- or five-plate stack. Pipe a line of icing on the rims of the top and bottom of the cups in order for them to stick together. This example uses regular-sized cups, which will only allow for three tiers safely; however, if you use smaller dixie cups you'll be able to safely create stacks of four or five.

Also, don't use this for drying regular cookies, you'll still want the circulation that the wire racks provide. Instead, only use this tip for cookies you've just iced.

Do you have any tips on how to create extra counter space? Tell us in the comments below!

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JessieSP JessieSP 7 years
Hey that's a great idea. I would have never thought of that one. Thanks sugar :)
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
clever!!!
Food Food 8 years
Also folks, it really does work (and look) better when done with smaller dixie cups. Also, the little dixie cups don't eat up as much of the plate surface area.
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 8 years
Wow. Thats way too ghetto for me
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Nifty!!
rgrl rgrl 8 years
:rotfl: this is the cheapest suggestion I have ever seen on Sugar. Love it!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 8 years
Good idea! Smart girl!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
I never would've thought. You're always so crafty!
BRANDYNICOLE730 BRANDYNICOLE730 8 years
Good idea!
jehmuhnaw jehmuhnaw 8 years
ingenious!
cloudy-D cloudy-D 8 years
Stack cookie trays same way , but use tall thick glasses in each corner.
stefsprl stefsprl 8 years
That's hilarious, Yum!
haute77 haute77 8 years
neat idea. i'll be making a batch of cookies to give away tonight.
Food Food 8 years
oh i should mention those cookies are actually one of Britney's baby and her dog. The pop gals put together a fabulous gingerbread rendition of Britney Spear's estate.
Professorluv Professorluv 8 years
That is a great idea! Pretty neat! Those cookies look like mine too macgirl!
busybeegal busybeegal 8 years
Alton Brown would be proud!!
macgirl macgirl 8 years
haha, those poorly decorated cookies look like mine ;-)
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
hehe silly, but very crafty!
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