Why do the bottoms of my cookies keep burning?

Today I had to look through a few flash drives for something, and came across a whole bunch of cooking helpy tips I wrote a while back. Maybe I should start sharing them here, and this is one of my favorites.

Why do the bottoms of my cookies keep burning??

The art of ovening the perfect cookie can be tricky at times. Factors such as temperature, rack placement, and cookie sheet can all affect your baking.

If the temperature of your oven was too high, it would most likely cause the entire cookie to burn, so that may not be your issue. If just the bottoms of the cookies are burning, your rack may be placed too low. Try raising it up one or two levels.

If this does not help, check your cookie sheet. Is it an aluminum cookie sheet? If so, aluminum attracts more heat which can cause the burning. Either place some parchment paper or a silicone mat under your cookie batter, or better yet try getting a non-stick cookie sheet. You can spray it with a little cooking spray as well, but if you have a new non-stick cookie sheet it should be ok.

If you've tried these tips and you still have cookies that are burning on the bottoms, you may want to go pick up some pre-made cookies and find a new hobby:)


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