Baking Cookies The Best Way

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 of the leavening agent you are using. Before baking your cookies make sure that you are using the right baking sheet and that the oven is set at the correct temperature.

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.

Baking 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 baked at the temperature stated on the recipe.
When you bake 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.

For Best Results Chill Your Cookie Dough

Make sure the dough is chilled and the baking sheets are cool before putting them in the oven. Otherwise the fat in the cookies will melt too soon, resulting in flat cookies, even baking powder will not be able to save them.
Beware of nutritional information
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.

Dark Cookie Sheet Or Light Cookie Sheet?

The shinier the pan you use, the longer it will take to heat up. Shiny reflects heat and your cookies will bake more evenly.
How many trays in the oven?
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.  Using your stand mixer when making cookies is a great idea, it can help to make sure all of the dry ingredients are blended with the wet ingredients.