Most cookie recipes call for at least one egg. You can try omitting the white of each egg, which tends to dry out when baked, and replacing it with an additional yolk Plus, egg yolks have more fat than egg whites, which helps to keep your cookies moist and chewy.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Advertisement.
- Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water.
- Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.
Generally, too much flour is going to be a factor in creating cakier cookies, so if you are consistently making cookies that are too cakey, you should consider changing flour types or using less flour. Too many eggs, or eggs that are far too big can also cause a cakey cookie.
Baking soda is strong. In fact, it is about 3-4x stronger than baking powder. More baking soda in a recipe doesn’t necessarily mean more lift. You want to use *just enough* to react with the amount of acid in the recipe.
Reasons cookies are browning too quickly and raw in the middle. Your cookies might be browning too quickly because of: your oven: it might not be preheating to the set temperature and might be going way above that or you are setting your oven to a very high temperature, too high for your cookies.
As soon as it’s mostly “flat” (i.e. not glossy) the cookie is done. Dry around the edges, golden brown around the bottoms, and the top is just losing that glossy sheen. There is a teeny bit left but that keeps them gooey. The center will set and fall a bit as these cool and they’ll be soft for days.
Look for golden edges.
The centers may remain a soft golden hue, while the edges may turn more dark gold or light brown. Make sure to remove the cookies before the edges turn dark brown or they’ll be burnt. For example, you can test the doneness of peanut butter, oatmeal, and other drop cookies by using this method.
You can always return cookies to the oven if they need a few more minutes. You can even rebake cookies long after they’re cool to restore crispness or freshness.
Place one baking sheet at a time onto center rack of preheated 350 degree F oven. 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!
Can you put something back in the oven to bake?
Unfortunately once a cake has cooled it is not possible to re-bake it. The cake would have to heat all the way through again and the outside parts of the cake would become too dry. Also if the cake has sunk in the centre from being underbaked it will not rise again as the raising agents in the recipe will have expired.
Peanut butter cookies should have a soft center. It’s hard to say if you are overblowing a perfectly nice soft center by calling it “doughy” or not. Of course, if YOU don’t like them, sure, feel free to cook them more. The cookies will probably end up a bit dry but it should be ok to cook them some more.