Baking Perfect Cookies

Posted in on the 21st August, 2014

Baking perfect cookies takes practice. It does not always end up perfect the very first time you

make them. With experience, you get to understand the nuances and the tweaks needed in order to create perfect cookies all the time. Here are some important tips to know when you have baked the perfect cookie.

One of the important aspects of baking cookies is to know when to take them out of the oven. Sometimes, even following the cookie recipe exactly will not always guarantee you the perfect cookie. Certain factors may come into play when it goes down to having a well-done cookie. Temperature, moisture, cooking time and even the type of equipment used can affect how the cookie may end up. It pays to have a good idea what to look out for to determine that a cookie is cooked perfectly.

When you are baking thin and crisp cookies, the best way to know that they are well cooked is if the cookie becomes firm to the touch and the edges are turning golden brown. If you are baking thick and moist cookies, one way to know that they are done is by pressing them lightly and that it leaves no imprint. If you are cooking brownies or cookie bars, the best way to know they are done is when the brownies or bars begin to pull away slightly from the sides of the pan and the middle is firm to the touch. You should also be aware about the oven temperature when you are baking cookies. A good tip is to set the temperature a couple or so degrees below the indicated recipe oven temperature. This will help ensure that you can avoid burnt cookies. Try to use the minimum suggested cooking time on the recipe when trying to check the status of the cookies. You should also be aware that the cookies continue to bake on the hot pan even after you remove it from the oven. Make sure that you take this into consideration the next time you try to bake the perfect cookie.

Baking Perfect Cookies