Because the higher temperature causes the cookies to firm faster (aka set faster) and this prevents spreading. Cookies baked at 375 degrees F will have a thicker, chewier bottom. … Baking at 350 degrees F is tried and true and definitely the best temperature to bake at!
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.) Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet for at least two minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.
The simple answer to this question is, meet in the middle. Cookies should (almost) always be baked on the middle rack of the oven. The middle rack offers the most even heat and air circulation which helps cookies bake consistently.
Bake the cookies at 450 degrees for about 6 to 8 minutes — watch carefully. Pull them when they are just starting to brown. If you’re not having luck with 450, try doing the same thing at 400. If you have a convection oven, try baking at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes.
For starters, chilling prevents cookies from spreading out too quickly once they’re in the oven. If you use a higher fat butter (like Kerrygold), chilling your dough is absolutely essential. Popping your dough in the fridge allows the fats to cool. … Cookies made from chilled dough are also much more flavorful.
So chilling the dough before baking means fluffier cookies with better consistency. Plus, if you have a bowl of dough ready in the refrigerator, it’s much easier to scoop while chilled than at room temperature. … So not only is the cookie’s consistency going to be more even, but the actual flavor will be better, too!
Preheat your electric oven to the appropriate temperature. Most cookies are baked around 350 degrees F for about eight to 12 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie. Line your pan with a nonstick liner or parchment paper in preparation for placing the cookies on the cookie sheet.
Baking and Testing for Doneness
Preheat oven 10 to 15 minutes before baking the first sheet or pan of cookies. Check oven temperature with an oven thermometer. When testing for doneness, your best guides for cookies are time and appearance. Always use a timer.
For rich, even browning, stick with the top rack. Once the oven is preheated, the heating element on the bottom of the oven turns off and on throughout baking to maintain an even temperature.