Cookies bake quickly — usually within 8 to 10 minutes — but sometimes it’s hard to tell when they’re baked through. … 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.
I am going out on a limb against popular opinions by saying, YES, it’s okay to place your under baked or underdone cookies back into the oven for a second bake. But here’s the condition: you would need to adjust the baking time and temperature.
1 Answer. Undercooked cookies are still edible, don’t toss them! Some people prefer chocolate chip cookies underdone, but you can’t know for sure that the egg has fully cooked (although that wouldn’t bother me one bit unless the source was shaky).
If the dough seems too soft, chill it for 10 to 15 minutes before portioning. Putting raw dough on cookie sheets still warm from the oven can cause them to begin spreading, leading to burnt edges. Always allow baking sheets to cool completely before adding more batches.
Here’s how to reheat cookies in the oven in three easy steps. Set the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake your cookies for four to six minutes, or until warm. Remove your cookies from the oven and enjoy.
Reheat them in the microwave on medium setting for 15 to 20 seconds. This should be enough time for the cookies to soak in the moisture from the paper towel. If you take them out and they haven’t softened enough yet, wrap them in another damp paper towel and microwave again for 10 more seconds.
So when a dough is too firm, letting it warm up a bit is the obvious and correct choice. But if you use your microwave, you could easily warm it up too much – making the dough hard to handle and you might have to cool it again.
Doing a Physical Check. Press the edges with your finger. Open up the oven, pull out the rack a bit, and push the sides of the cookie very lightly with a spatula or your finger. If the edge stays firm and doesn’t fall inwards, then your cookies are done.
Chocolate chip cookies are done when they have a firm golden edge or bottom and appear slightly set on top. If the edges become dark brown, they are overbaked. If edges aren’t golden and tops are soft and shiny, bake a little longer.
Once it’s clear that you do have limp cookies or less-than-crispy crackers, put them back into a preheated 300° F or 325° F oven, regardless of the original (presumably higher) baking temperature. I tend to use 300° F for items that can’t afford to get darker, and 325° if a little extra color won’t hurt.
Preheat the oven to 300°F. Place the cookies on a baking sheet. Put the cookies in the oven and bake them for 10-15 minutes. The heat will remove the moisture from the cookies, making them crispy again.
Keep those cookies crisp by storing them in an airtight container. Some people toss a piece of bread in with the cookies to help absorb any excess moisture. You could also re-crisp them by baking on a wire rack in a 300 degree F oven for a few minutes.
One thing you can consider doing is adding more flour to the dough before you bake it. Flour is known for providing a structure to baked goods, so when you add it to cookies, it helps to give the cookies a firmer texture.
Can I reheat my Stuffed cookies? Absolutely! We highly recommend reheating our cookies for about 15 seconds in the microwave or 3-5 minutes at 350 degrees in the oven in order to experience that perfect gooey stuffing!
Is it possible to refresh them and recapture that fresh cookie taste? Yes, it is. All you need to do is put your cookies on a baking sheet (with or without parchment) and put them in the oven for 3-5 minutes at 350F.
Bakery or homemade cookies can be stored at room temperature two to three weeks or two months in the refrigerator. Cookies retain their quality when stored in the freezer for eight to 12 months.