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.
- 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.
A low temperature and longer baking time yields crisper, thinner cookies; a higher temperature and shorter baking time makes softer, thicker cookies. Equipment Ovens can vary, so for accurate temperatures, check yours with a thermometer.
Cookie temperatures fluctuate, with some recipes as low as 300 degrees Fahrenheit, and a few as high as 425 degrees Fahrenheit, but most recipes land on 375 or 350 to evenly bake the entirety of the cookie.
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! They will firm up more during cooling.)
Position oven racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven, and preheat to 300 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. … Bake until the cookies are golden, flat and crunchy, 24 to 28 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through.
LOWER THE TEMPERATURE
“When you bake at a lower temperature, you will get that perfect cookie with a soft center and crisp exterior,” she adds. Just make sure you increase baking time by a couple of minutes or you will end up with gooey underbaked cookies.
At higher temperatures, the gases formed evaporate, contributing to the crust of bread and other baked goods. Get above 300ºF and guess what happens? Sugar caramelization and the Maillard browning reactions, which contribute that “golden-brown delicious” color and flavors to baked goods.
Why do we cook at 350?
Temperature’s Role in Baking
Because ovens often fluctuate (or are incorrectly calibrated) a setting of 350° essentially ensures that the browning temperature is reached. Read: It’s a clever way to make sure that all of those glorious flavors are formed.
It’s most apparent when baking a sheet cake, or a sheet of cookies, and one side of the tray gets darker before the other side. … About halfway through baking, rotating the sheet tray 180 degrees. If you’re only baking one sheet, place the tray on the center rack of the oven.