I have some glazed chocolate cookies that I accidentally put on a cooling rack to let the chocolate glaze cool off, but now the chocolate glaze is completely stuck to the cooling rack. Any ideas on how to get the cookies off the rack without destroying them?
Turn the rack upside down, suspend it so that there is about a quarter inch between the cookie and the surface it will fall onto when it detaches from the rack, then heat the chocolate underside of the cookie (which is now the top that you can see because the rack is upside down) with a hairdryer/low temp heat gun so that it melts enough for the rack metal to move through the chocolate and for the cookie to fall/push off the rack
Get a sharp knife and gently cut the cookies off the rack.
Push the knife flat along the cooling rack and ideally cut just towards the center of your cookies - this may need some manoeuvering if your cookies are pretty close together.
If you are dealing with a glaze that melts, heat your knife. A tall glass with hot water helps, for example. But wipe the blade before using.