How to tell when chewy chocolate chip cookies are done?

Question by Sharon Li: How to tell when chewy chocolate chip cookies are done?
I tried baking chewy cookies for the first time today, but they turned out like regular, crunchy cookies. I followed a tip from a friend; she said that when the edges are light brown, then take the cookies out. When that happened to my cookies, they looked done, but when I pressed it lightly with a fork, the dough sunk down. After that, I poked the fork into another cookie, and it went in and left 4 holes. I thought they weren’t done and left them in the oven for a few more minutes. Is the dough supposed to be that soft when it’s done? And also, any other tips to tell when chewy cookies are finished?

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Answer by Stephen
Your friend was right. The cookies should still appear doughy when you remove them from the oven. The pan remains hot and continues cooking the cookies even after they are removed from the oven. That being said, you should allow the cookies to rest on the pan for approximately 5 minutes before removing them from the pan. Just take your friends advice and your cookies should be nice and chewy.

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  1. Heather says:

    Make sure u check them frequently try poking them with something smaller like a toothpick and if they are to the desired softness take then out poke the hole in the center of the cookie

  2. RoyS says:

    You don’t test cookies by poking holes in them, and you don’t check them frequently. The more times you open the oven door, the more the temperature drops, causing your cookies to not bake all the way through. Follow your friend’s advice. Cookies will always seem underdone when you take them out of the oven.

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