Keep cookie cutters from rusting by following this simple tip for how to clean and dry cookie cutters. Your holiday baking cleanup will be a breeze too!
Making cookies for the holidays is always a fun activity but how do you keep everything neat and organized? And how do you clean all those cookie cutters and baking sheets? Here's a quick tip on cleaning and caring for your metal cookie cutters. I learned very early on that tin cookie cutters must be kept dry because they rust easily. Don't be tempted to toss them in a sink with a pile of dirty wet dishes.
Here's how you keep cookie cutters from rusting:
- Keep them dry until you are ready to clean but do it while your oven is still warm (just after you have turned it off).
- After you wash them with soap and water, shake off the excess water and then place them in your warm oven. I put them right on the baking sheet I just washed with them.
- The leftover heat in the oven will quickly dry off any leftover moisture before you put them away. I do this with my cookie sheets as well.
- Easy clean up and your kitchen is free of clutter until you are ready to put them in their proper place!
Plastic cookie cutters should not go into the oven for obvious reasons. These can just be washed and dried on a rack since you don't have to worry about rust issues.
Pin this quick tip on cookies cutters so you remember next time!
- dish soap
- Make sure your oven is still warm from baking.
- Wash your dirty cutters and baking sheets with warm soapy water. Shake off the excess water.
- Place them in your warm oven to dry.
These instructions are for metal cookie cutters only! Do not place plastic cookie cutters in the oven.