How to Dry Cookie Cutters

I have more cookie cutters than I care to admit. Most of them have never been used. The cutters I do use all the time show signs of wear and tear and have some rusty colored spots. I have been known to leave a cutter or two in a sink full of water overnight and they get sposts. Ugly spots. I am going to show you how to dry cookie cutters so you don’t have this problem.

How to Dry Cookie Cutters www.thebearfootbaker.comI have always liked hand washing dishes. When I am in the kitchen, there is a dish tub full of hot soapy water ready to help tackle my mess. I know I am a weirdo but, you love me anyway. Don’t you??

How to dry cookie cutters:

Anyway, after I bake my cookies and remove them from the oven, I let them cool off a little. When they are cool enough to remove from my baking sheet, I wash the baking sheet and cutters right away. I place the clean cutters on the clean baking sheet.

How to Dry Cookie Cutters www.thebearfootbaker.comThen, I place them in the warm oven. The temperature of the oven is usually between 150-200 degrees but turned off. (It looks like my oven is on because I wanted to show you the temp.) I use the warm air to dry my baking sheets and my tin and copper cutters.  I simply place them in the oven while I color my icing. When when I am done mixing and stirring, the cutters are nice and dry. This doesn’t work with plastic cutters or the ones with the grip around the top. I think even the low oven temp would melt them.

How to Dry Cookie Cutters www.thebearfootbaker.comYou put your tin and copper cutters in clean and wet.

How to Dry Cookie Cutters www.thebearfootbaker.comThey come out dry and spot free!

How to Dry Cookie Cutters www.thebearfootbaker.comLook at those happy little cutters! No ugly spots so they will last for years. In case you are wondering, I got the cutters from Karen’s Cookies. Click for the baby, girl and the boy.

How to Dry Cookie Cutters www.thebearfootbaker.comIf you do have a tin cookie cutter with the rusty colored spots on it, you can save them with a little work. I will show you how.

How to Dry Cookie Cutters www.thebearfootbaker.comAll you need is a green scrubby thing, some good old baking soda and some elbow grease.

How to Dry Cookie Cutters www.thebearfootbaker.comBefore: Look how sad this poor cutter is!

How to Dry Cookie Cutters www.thebearfootbaker.comAfter! Almost new again!

I could have saved myself a lot of time and work if I would have washed and dried it as soon as I finished using it but, I am happy to know how to save them if I do leave them in a pan full of water over night. I can clean them and don’t have to worry about using cutters that looking bad. Clean cutters make me happy.

If you are looking for more tips and tricks, you may enjoy the  “Beginners Guide to Cookie Decorating”.

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