There are a few ways in which desserts such as brownies and cookies can be tested for doneness. One of which is sticking a toothpick in the center of the dessert, and if the toothpick comes out clean (with no batter or dough sticking to it), that means it is done. If baking cookies, you can also look to see if they are a light golden brown on top and if the bottoms are beginning to brown (though this is difficult with dark-colored cookies such as chocolate).
So how do you know when to check these things? Besides waiting for the amount of time specified in the recipe, utilize your sense of smell. When you smell the cookies or brownies baking, you know that they are nearing completion.
Here are some added pointers if you like moist, chewy cookies:
Once the cookies are done baking, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes. This will allow them to solidify a bit, allowing for easy removal from the cookie sheet. Transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely. Once cooled, place the cookies in an airtight container so that they stay moist and delicious for days.
Who’s hungry for cookies now??? Here’s a recipe for you to enjoy.