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.)
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.
Generally, cookies are baked in a moderate oven — 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) — for 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie. For chewy cookies, allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
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.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, set aside.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. …
- Bake for 15 to 18 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cookies are golden around the edges.
Why do we bake at 350 degrees?
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 the perfect temperature to ensure super crispy exterior edges, while leaving the center slightly underdone and, thus, doughy and fudgey. If you’re feeling particularly bold, give 400 degrees Fahrenheit a go. This temperature will yield a puffier cookie with a crunchy exterior and delightfully soft center.
- 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.
Bake at 375 degrees F until golden and crunchy on the outside, and chewy on the inside, 10 to 12 minutes. For super-chewy cookies: Substitute cake flour for all-purpose flour.
If they are something like a butter cookie, make sure you are baking at a low temperature – 200 – 250 degrees F – so that the cookies bake through but do not colour or are just golden.
Moreover, the lower the oven temperature, the more evenly the cookie bakes, with less of a contrast between the edges and the center. In fact, when the oven temperature gets low enough (around 275°F (135°C) and below), you completely lose any contrast, producing a cookie that’s more or less homogenous across the board.
- Check cookies at the minimum baking time. Even one minute can make a difference! …
- Once they’re out of the oven, immediately transfer the cookies from the hot sheet to a cooling rack using a spatula (unless the recipe specifies otherwise). …
- Cookies are done when they are firmly set and lightly browned.
- Decrease the amount of butter and sugar.
- Use shortening instead of butter, or a combination of the two if you don’t want to sacrifice that buttery flavor.
- Add an egg to the dough.
- Use cake flour or pastry flour.
If you still notice that your cookies are spreading, another thing you can do to help cookies keep their shape, is increase the heat 10-25 degrees higher than the suggested temperature on the recipe. Every oven is different, so you may need to try this for yours.