Growing up I always looked forward to baking cookies with my mom. When we were done, my mom would carefully place them on a wire rack to cool. I’d often ask her why it was important that they be put on a wire rack and she always said because “it will let the heat out.” I never really understood what she meant until now.
It’s crucial for cookies to cool before you can rest them, but air is usually too humid in the kitchen which makes them get soggy. A wire rack allows for the hot air to circulate between the cookies and the rack, which will soak up the extra moisture and cool down your cookies.
But What Do You Do If You Don’t Have A Wire Rack?
The answer is very easy. You just have to spread the cookies out over a flat surface when they are still warm. I usually use a cookie sheet, but you can use any flat surface that will hold the cookies in place and let them cool.
This method works for everything from classic chocolate chip cookies, to sugar cookies, to oatmeal.
Can You Cool Cookies In The Freezer?
Yes! You can cool your cookies in the freezer and it will all be done within one minute. Cooling cookies in the freezer is a great option if you are looking for a quicker way to cool your cookies without having to regularly check on them or sit around and wait.
Can You Cool Cookies In The Refrigerator?
Yes, you can cool cookies in the refrigerator as long as they are placed on a flat surface. Cookies should be cooled for at least an hour before being placed in the refrigerator because it will take about that amount of time for them to cool completely.
What Else Can I Use Instead Of A Wire Rack?
You can also use a cake pan or baking sheet to cool your cookies as long as the cookies are not touching. This will cool your cookies through air circulation and will soak up extra moisture that may have leaked out of your cookie dough.
So there you have it! I hope that this has helped you to learn how to cool cookies without a wire rack. If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment below, I’ll be here to answer them!