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How to Check Cookies for Doneness

One of the most common questions we hear is, "How do I know when my cookies are done?" We help solve this baking conundrum with our secrets to testing your chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, and other favorite cookie recipes during the baking process.

Wed, 8 Aug 2012|

I'm Sue from Better Homes and Gardens. I can't tell you how many dozens of cookies we've baked in the Test Kitchen over the years. But because of that, we have some secrets to success that will help you figure out when your cookies are perfectly done. First, follow your recipe's timing and visual guidelines for doneness. It should tell you what to look for and when but ovens bake at different rates and different cookie sheets produce different results. So use your best judgment too. After the suggested amount of time, look at the edges and the bottoms. They should be firm and beginning to turn golden. Gently nudging edge with a spatula or lightly press it with your finger. If it smooshes a little bit***CUT DICTATION***