View Full Version : Why are my cookies taking so long to dehydrate?
02-09-2008, 08:58 PM
Seriously, it has been pretty much 48 hrs, I want them crunchy, they're the nut crumble recipe from The Raw Table, I dropped them in balls, and pressed them into flat little circles, and they're still not crunchy- did I do something wrong?
02-09-2008, 08:58 PM
on the plus side my extremely non raw fiance keeps plucking at them, he wants to "trade me something for another cookie"
02-09-2008, 09:36 PM
so -- what'cha gunna trade!!! http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/laugh.gif
so -- where do you live? I do notice that being here in Hawaii -- there is a lot of humidity in the air and so most of the recipes do take longer to dehydrate then the recipe calls for. Also what temperature are you dehydrating them at??
To get really crispy - most stuff might get a bit crispy along the edges - but not necessarily in the center (especially if it's thick as in 1/4" to 1/2" thick) that most likely will not get crispy in the center. If you want something to get crispy -- try making them thinner.... upping the temp just a bit and actually - it doesn't really matter cuz I think your man will have them all eatten before they have a chance to ever make it out of the dehyrator!!
02-10-2008, 12:22 AM
I live in Michigan, so humidity is not an issue, I didn't realize that things wouldn't get crispy unless they were super thin, I'll keep that in mind when I make my next cookies, I assumed because of their name (nut crumble) that they would be crispy and crumbly.
02-10-2008, 12:45 AM
is there coconut oil in the recipe? if so, theyll never get crunchy in the dehydrator, i dont think.
02-10-2008, 12:01 PM
I have yet to make a crunchy cookie after three years of trying :( . I have never been a soft cookie lover - crunch is preference. The key things that keep cookies from getting crunchy are:
Maple (not raw) as a sweetner does result in crunchy cookies.
The only items I have managed to get really crispy are soaked, marinated and dehydrated seeds like sun & pumpkin. Also flax cracker blends w/o any sweetners.
02-10-2008, 01:20 PM
oooohhh- eachpeach that was so helpful, I found an oatmeal cookie biscotti recipe that I'm going to try, and I'm going to spread the batter really thin, almost like sweet crackers to see if that works
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