When the cookie holds its shape when lifted off the baking sheet. It’s ready to come out of the oven. When ready to take out of the oven, bar cookies will pull away from the edge of the pan just slightly, and batter cookies will be golden brown at their edges. Filling cookies: Soft fillings, such as marshmallow or sandwich cookie fillings, can be scooped onto the flat side of a cookie with a teaspoon-sized cookie scoop. Firmer fillings can be spread with an offset spatula or a table knife.
This article is part of the Tips That Help in the Kitchen Series, Tip Friday.