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Tips to bake the best cookies

Of course you bake the best cookies yourself, but a few tips can never hurt. Here are some tips to get the best results.

Tips for baking cookies

Read tips below:

  • When baking
  • Decorate
  • Store dough
  • Oven
  • Baking time
  • Cooling down


Make sure you make cookies of the same size and thickness. As a result, the baking time is also the same and they are all equally cooked.

  • You can roll the ball of dough into a long sausage (bakers call this a 'pill') and then cut it into equal pieces with a knife.
  • You can also use an ice cream scoop. This works perfectly.


  • Set aside some of the namesake ingredients (chocolate, M&M, nuts, etc). After kneading the dough and making balls, you can decorate the cookies with this so that you can see these ingredients nicely after baking.
  • Are you in love or do you want to seduce someone? Then giving a dapeppa cookie jar is a good tip. Everyone's heart opens faster with homemade cookies :)

Store dough

You don't have to bake the cookies all at once, because:

  • Maybe 18 cookies at once is too much for your baking tray
  • Do you want super fresh cookies again in a few days?

In the fridge

For example, you can wrap half the dough in cling film and keep it in the fridge for about 1-2 weeks.

In the freezer

You can also make dough balls and freeze them. Then place the dough balls separately on a plate that fits in your freezer. After about an hour you can remove the loosely frozen balls from the plate and put them in a bag. (The frozen balls do not need to be thawed. You can start baking them immediately. Extend the baking time by about 30 seconds)

You can make really fresh homemade cookies very quickly when you feel like it or when you receive unexpected visitors.


Every oven is different, but in general you can use the following for 180℃:

  • Electric oven 180℃ (position 6)
  • Convection oven 160℃
  • Gas oven position 4

If necessary, use the instruction booklet of your oven and with a (core) thermometer you can check the actual temperature of your oven. Leave your thermometer in your oven until the temperature stops rising.

baking time

We indicate 13 minutes for the baking time. We have assumed 20 dough balls of the same size. If you make more balls and therefore smaller cookies, the baking time will be shorter.

It is best to check every minute after about 11 minutes. When the cookies start to brown on the edges, they are ready.

You can also bake just one cookie at first to test.

Cooling down

Let the cookies cool down on the baking sheet after baking. When they come straight out of the oven they are still soft, which is good. As they cool, they become wonderfully crispy on the outside. After 5 minutes you can remove them from the baking tray and place them on a rack. Then they cool down faster.