Dehydrator? .. My experiences and my conclusions.




Lately I hear a lot in cookie community
 about the so-called dryers that help the icing on the cookies
 to take an entirely different view, the surface becomes shiny and beautiful. 

For those of you who did not buy a dehydrator as well for those 
who have not enough room in the kitchen for another device, 
I have good news - you do not have to spend money to buy a dehydrator. 

You already have it in your kitchen. And this is your oven. Yes! 

I set to 100F and leave cookies 
( with Royal icing on top of them) in the oven for 15 minutes.
If your oven has a fan air - it is a big plus. 

Take a look at the pics... 



I intentionally left a cookie on the table 
to dry at room temperature (it is on the left) 
and the other placed in the oven (right). 


The difference is clearly visible! Do you agree with me? My oven is working great! 

Conclusion - I personally will not buy dehydrator :)


20 comments:

  1. Wow! Do they STAY shiny like that? I love it, love it! Thanks so much, I will try this!

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  2. Did you taste the cookie that was in the oven? Just wondered if it dried the cookie out?

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  3. Sorry guys, not 30 min....15 is enough

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  4. What a great idea - I can't wait to try it!

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  5. Very interesting experiment! Thank you for sharing your conclusions with us. I'm going to give this a try soon. My oven does have a fan...yeah! :)

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  6. That's an awesome discovery!! Sad that the lowest temp my oven will go is 170. :( Dehydrator for me. ;)

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    1. Michele, do you have a mark on your oven 'warm"? It should be after 170..I hope you do. :)

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  7. I have done this as well and my oven doesn't go below 170. Set the oven at 170 for 5-10 minutes, turn it off and put the cookies in. The oven will be warm but not hot. And I can tell you from experience after purchasing a dehydrator that if you live in a very dry climate the dehydrator WILL dry your cookies out. Thanks for the great post and I LOVE your work!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your amazing discovery, they look awesome as well as your all cookies, may I ask you which icing is this? is't Royal icing or what!!! Love all your work.

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  9. many thanks..I tasted it yesterday...it´s amazing !!! you are great, not everyone share like you...many thanks !!!
    muchas gracias

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  10. Nadia, muchas gracias lo he probado y ha quedado mucho mas brillante, como tu dices, saludos desde España.

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    1. Great! Thank you so much for your comment!

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  11. What temp do you put them in the oven for and for how long?? I want to do this with the next batch of cookies that I make. Thank you so much, you are my biggest inspiration.

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    1. Amanda, answers to your questions in this post.

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  12. Do you put them in the oven partially dry or completely wet?

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    1. I put them to the oven immediately after flooding with icing.

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