Q&A: What are some tips for baking cookies?

Question by Jenny: What are some tips for baking cookies?
I am making iced pumpkin cookies for Thanksgiving and I am wondering what I should do to get good results? Like no burned bottoms of cookies. Also, what should I do if every time I bake my cookies they get hard after a day even if there in a glass container?

Best answer:

Answer by Mallory
Sift the flour and salt in a sifter.
And also if you don’t want the bottom burned, put cooking spray at the bottom of the cookie sheet, or flour, or I’m not sure this will work but you could also try putting wax paper on the cookie sheet and then put the cookies on the wax paper.

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  1. F D says:

    i take my cookies out 1-2 min. before they are done and leave them on the cookie sheet to finish cooking

  2. Love Puppy says:

    When you bake them bake them till the edges are brown and the middle look raw it look it but it’s not

  3. abba dubba says:

    instead of glass container put them in airtight tin box. for burned bottoms,use parchment paper for lining & take them out 1min earlier & let them cool off in the tray.

  4. Heather says:

    I love making homemade pumpkin cookies! I always take mine out about 3 or 4 minutes before I should, because cookies continue to cook for about 2 minutes on the pan when they’re out of the oven. When the middle looks fluffy and not quite done, take them out of the oven and set them somewhere away from the kitchen, so they are completely away from the oven’s heat. Take them off of the cookie sheet 2 minutes after cooling, either put them on foil or wax paper.
    To prevent the bottoms from burning or getting too crispy, I like to use Pam with flour. You can get it at the grocery, its usually about $ 3. It already has a touch of flour in the spray and it is a miracle worker- I’ve never had problems with it and I’ll never use anything else again!
    As far as them getting hard in the container, if you bake them for the less amount of time like I mentioned above, they will be more likely to last longer because they aren’t as “done” as usual. Make sure they’re in a tightly sealed container, no foil.
    Good luck :)

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