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:
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.
Then, 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.
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”.