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post #16 of 27
I have used the dehydrator in a pinch and it works, but the cookies end up extra dry so not so good for eating. They looked great.

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post #17 of 27
SweetDreamsAT - thanks for the glycerine tip. Your cookies are amazing. I took a look at your website. You are so creative and they are just beautiful. Great job!
post #18 of 27
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I left the cookies in for about 10 minutes. They weren't completely dry when I took them out but enough so I could test to see if the royal was drying properly. I used Antonia's royal made with Wilton's merengue powder. I've tried the glycerin before but I felt that the shine "wore off" also, if you put too much in the icing will take a very long time to dry. So if you try it just put a touch.
post #19 of 27
Peeverly - Since glycerine hasn't done the trick for you, I can see why you are so excited about your discovery! I have never had a problem with the shine wearing off from the glycerine, but now I am curious to check out your new method. Who knows... you may go down in culinary history with the "Peeverly effect" icon_smile.gif Thanks for sharing your discovery with the rest of us.
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post #20 of 27
Sweet Dreams, your cookies are amazing. My mouth fell open! I think they're the best I've ever seen.
post #21 of 27
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Sweet Dreams - I agree with Sugaredup, your cookies are unbelievable. I loved looking at your website.

Please, please, let's not call it the "Peeverly Effect". We all know the name Peeverly is really stupid and I should change it (but then would you know who I am if I did change it?). It happens to be an inside joke with my family and it kind of stuck over the years. Don't ask me why I decided to use it for the cookie forum! So, I guess I'll just stay with it and if you happen to dry your royal icing in your oven with the drying button then just call it the "Susan Method". icon_biggrin.gif

Susan AKA Peeverly
post #22 of 27
But peeverly sounds so cute......!
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post #23 of 27
SweetDreamsAT - Can you share your royal icing recipe with us? Your cookies are beautiful!!! Do you use a recipe from here or is it your own????
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post #24 of 27
How much glycerin per batch of royal do you use, also if you use the heat to dry the royal does it dry out the cookie? My cookies are soft. Just wondering.
post #25 of 27
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About the drying out the cookie. I didn't taste the cookie so I don't know if it dried them out (yikes - hope not!). I didn't leave them in that long but I really don't know. I'm going to try it again to see if it changes the consistency. It would be a bummer if it ruined them.
post #26 of 27
I just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words. It means a lot to get feedback from fellow cookie enthusiasts!

bellejoey- you had requested my RI recipe. Here is the one I have always used: (though, I recently tried Antonia74's recipe from this site and love it too!)
Sweet Dreams Royal Icing
2 oz. meringue powder
10 oz. water
3 lbs sifted powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp lemon juice
1/8 - 1/4 tsp glycerine

Whisk the meringue powder and water until it starts to get frothy. Add all of the sugar, and mix until completely combined. Add vanilla, lemon juice and glycerine and continue mixing for a few minutes until completely combined and smooth.

Happy baking everyone! icon_smile.gif
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
~ Helen Keller
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post #27 of 27
Thanks for passing on the tip. I have to try this.
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