Cookie Baking Tips

Some basic tips for baking cookies.

When deciding to bake cookies, a lot of questions come to mind. How to use baking powder. What do I have to do if I don’t find some ingredients?
You decided to bake some cookies and at the last minutes a lot of questions arise. Oven temperature, crispy or chewy cookies, eggs size, and so forth. I tried in this short article to address a few common problems and give a quick solution or an explanation.

Let’s Bake Chewy Cookies

The secret in making any cookie recipe into a chewy and soft cookie is to use Butter flavored Crisco instead of butter. If you want a crispy cookie use butter. Another trick to have chewier cookies is to cut your baking time by about 2 minutes less than called for in the recipe.
In cookies, baking soda tends to make them spread out more and baking powder tends to make them rise and become puffy or more cake-like. If your recipe calls for baking soda, simply try to reduce it a bit.
Make Chilled Dough for Better Results
Make sure the dough is chilled and the baking sheets are cool before putting them in the oven.

Read Food Labels Carefully

You might one day read a recipe that has, for example, 2 sticks of margarine or butter. It is because the nutritional for recipes are calculated using the first ingredient when two ingredients are given. If butter were listed first, it would be calculated using butter.

What Type Of Baking Sheet Should You Use?

The shinier the pan you use, the longer it will take to heat up. Shiny reflects heat and your cookies will bake more evenly.  For convenience, use a baking sheet (cookie sheet) that has an edge on only one side.

Don’t try to crowd too many cookie sheets into your oven at once. Your best results will be one tray at a time on the middle rack of the oven with plenty of room for the warm air to circulate around the tray.
The tips and answers that you just have read will give you a better reason to start cooking your own cookies at home. You will find all possible recipes in the various articles that are n the author’s website. Before baking your cookies check the website for new recipes and ideas.


The secret in making any cookie recipe into a chewy and soft cookie is to use butter flavored Crisco instead of butter. Another trick to have chewier cookies is to cut your baking time by about 2 minutes (baked at the temperature stated on the recipe. In cookies, baking soda tends to make them spread out more and baking powder tends to make them rise and become puffy or more cake-like. Otherwise the fat in the cookies will melt too soon, resulting in flat cookies regardless if you are using baking powder and/or baking soda.

Baking Utensils

To make the cookie baking process easier, look at using the following items:

A good stand up mixer

Good quality baking sheets

A good silicone cookie (pancake) turner

As with any baking adventure, make sure all of your ingredients are fresh.