The Baker's Hotline

April 23, 2018 at 10:44am

In reply to by Laura (not verified)

Hi Laura, it sounds like your oven runs through cycles, as most do these days. Depending on what kind of oven you're using (gas or electric), these cycles can sometimes be quite pronounced. The best thing you can do as the baker in these situations is to check each batch about 3-5 minutes early if you know your oven tends to run through these hot spurts. You'll also get a better sense of how your oven operates the more you use it — now you know you should really watch those subsequent batches closely. Other factors that may have been at play here are how long the batter rested at room temperature and how much it warmed up during that period. If your kitchen is quite warm, you might consider chilling the cookie dough in the fridge until you're ready to bake. Also, if you have two baking sheets that you can rotate between, that's ideal — that way one can cool completely while the other bakes. Even if it's still a bit warm, it could change the final result of your cookies. We hope these tips help get you on track for the next bake! Kye@KAF
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