LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: An array of Girl Scouts cookies in Studio on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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Which Oven Rack Should You Use To Bake Cookies?
Nothing compares to baking cookies at home, and fortunately, the majority of cookie recipes don't call for advanced baking abilities. The most critical factors to ensuring the cookies will turn out perfectly are baking temperature, time, and which oven rack to use.
The middle rack of the oven is ideal for baking cookies because it has the most air circulation and is neither too hot nor too cool. Additionally, the hot air rising above, below, and around the cookies will aid in their even baking and guarantee a soft texture.
Since only one sheet of cookies fits an oven rack, there is a workaround for those juggling several batches of cookies. Place one sheet on the top rack and one on the middle rack, add two minutes to the cookies' bake time, and swap the sheets' positions halfway through.