Cookie Dough Baking Instructions
- Preheat oven to 325 – 350 degrees Fahrenheit. …
- Cover your baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
- Drop cookies on the baking sheet. …
- Gently tap the cookie down to get a good spread and circular shape. …
- Allow 2” between each cookie in order to avoid them spreading into each other.
350° is the standard temp for a cookie, and it’s a great one. … Baking at 325° also results in an evenly baked cookie, but the slower cooking will help yield a chewier cookie. The outsides will be a little softer, too. If you love slightly underdone cookies, 375° is for you.
How long does it take to bake cookies at 350? Place one baking sheet at a time onto center rack of preheated 350 degree F oven. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, still have pale tops, and are soft in the center, about 8 to 10 minutes. ( Do not overbake!
Bake the cookies at 450 degrees for about 6 to 8 minutes — watch carefully. Pull them when they are just starting to brown. If you’re not having luck with 450, try doing the same thing at 400. If you have a convection oven, try baking at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes.
Because of the lack of protein and high amount of sugar in baked goods, though, the Maillard reaction isn’t quite enough. That’s where caramelization (and higher temperatures) come in. Once your cookies start rising to 350 and above, that’s where the sugars react and start forming all that sweet cookie taste.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). …
- Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. …
- Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted.
I tried 385 degrees, 395 degrees, 400 degrees, 410 degrees, and even 425 degrees in a quest to find the ultimate baking temperature for these chocolate chip cookies. The winner was 400 degrees! It allowed the cookies to get those crispy edges while keeping the middle a perfect texture.
Open up the oven, pull out the rack a bit, and push the sides of the cookie very lightly with a spatula or your finger. If the edge stays firm and doesn’t fall inwards, then your cookies are done. If you leave a noticeable indention, then your cookies likely need a few minutes more in the oven.
Even though it’s tempting, Cowan said, you should avoid checking on your cookies by opening the oven door. “Opening the oven door allows the heat to escape, which can affect how your cookies bake. If you want to check on your cookies while they bake, try to stick with using the oven light,” she told Insider.