There is no better smell to aromatize your house than freshly baked cookies. And now, it’s even easier to make them with a convection microwave oven.
Conventional ovens circulate hot air during baking, making an even heat distribution throughout the whole oven so your cookies won’t be burnt on the inside and raw on the outside.
Convection oven cookies will always come out evenly baked and so delicious. If you want to find out more about how to bake cookies in a microwave oven, then keep on reading.
How To Bake Cookies In A Microwave Oven
- Preheat the convection microwave oven to the right temperature(for baking cookies the ideal temperature is 350 degrees F). Use butter or oil to grease your cookie sheets. Combine brown sugar, white sugar, and butter, then beat the eggs into the mixture. Add a vanilla aroma and mix it all up.
- Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Mix all the dry ingredients well, so that there are no clumps. Pour the dry ingredients into the liquid mixture, and mix it until all of your ingredients have become one.
- Use a tablespoon to make evenly sized balls of dough. Put them on the baking sheet, one inch apart from each other. Place your prepared cookies on any of the racks in the oven and the evenly distributed heat will take care of the rest.
- Bake the cookies in the microwave oven for 10 minutes, until they are golden brown. Allow the batch of cookies to rest and cool completely before serving them.
Things You Need To Know Before Buying A Convection Microwave Oven
- Lower the temperature by 25 degrees- Because cooking is so quick in a convection oven, you usually don’t need a high temperature to make your cookies crisp.
- Don’t bake bread or cakes- The problem is not with the heat of the microwave convection, it’s the movement of the air from the fan. The windy situation in the oven can cause uneven baking and without much rising, and we know that for a bread to be tasty, it needs to rise.
- Do not put too much and all at once- For the air to be able to circulate, be careful to not overcrowd the oven or blocking the flow of air. The food will still be able to cook, but it will probably take you more time. It’s okay for you to bake different stuff on multiple racks, but don’t fill the racks to the walls of the microwave.
- Use baking trays that are lower so the hot air could do its job right- The convection works best if you use low-sided pans or baking sheets, especially when baking cookies. This allows better air circulation all over the food.
- Check your food from time to time in the baking process- Thanks to the air circulation, your foods will usually cook more quickly than usual. You might wanna check on your food halfway through the cooking time to have an idea of how quickly the cooking is coming along. If you’re an experienced chef, you will be able to tell if your food is finished by how it looks and smells.
- Convection is a setting on your microwave- First of all, “convection” is a setting or an option on your microwave oven, (not the oven itself) and it’s turned on a switch or a button. When you’re choosing to turn the convection button on, you are baking with convection heat with a fan and an exhaust system. Other than that, it is just a regular oven.
A Simple Recipe For Delicious Cookies
- Baking tray
- Baking spray
- Mixing bowls
- 2 cups Brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Chocolate chips
- A pinch of baking powder
- All-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8oz dark chocolate chips
- 1 egg
- In a large bowl, whisk the different types of sugar(brown sugar and granulated sugar) and butter.
- Add the egg and vanilla, until you get a nice smooth type of cookie dough.
- Put all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and gently mix them until you see no lumps or clumps.
- Put the dry ingredients into the butter and sugar mixture and mix them again. This time, try not to overmix your batter because you don’t want to release so much gluten.
- After all of this is done, mix in the chocolate chunks and fold the batter again.
- Chill the dough for about half an hour before baking it.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare your baking tray(or silicone baking mat) with parchment paper.
- Scoop your dough with a spoon or an ice cream scoop to get a ball shape and put the balls on the parchment paper. The cookie balls must be at least 4 inches apart from each other.
- Bake the cookies for 10 to 13 minutes, until you start seeing a golden-brown color.
- If you’re baking cookies in a convection microwave, reduce the baking time.
- Take out your cookies and let them cool before serving.
Room Temperature Storage
- Let the cookies be completely cooled after baking. If the cookies are not cooled and you put them in an airtight container they’ll become soggy and will probably get destroyed.
- Line an airtight container with wax paper or parchment paper
- Place the cookies on the layer on the wax/ parchment paper in the container. You can even put your cookies on top of each other just as long as you put a piece of paper on top.
- Store your cookies at room temperature and eat them within 10 days.
- For freezing purposes, wrap the cookies with a couple of layers of foil or wax paper.
- You can use freezer bags but try not to break the cookies while doing so.
- Place your prepared cookies in an airtight container.
- A thing I do that helps me with the order of my freezer is to put a label with the current date on it just so I don’t forget the expiration date.
- Place the cookies in the freezer, and eat them for a month.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which Mode To Use When Baking Cookies In A Microwave Oven
First, put your microwave oven on the ”convection” setting. This setting allows the air to be evenly distributed throughout the oven and makes your cookies evenly baked and crunchy. The baking process is very easy, one thing you should do differently in this oven is to reduce the baking time by 25% because the convection mode cooks your food pretty fast.
On Which Mode Cookies Are Baked In A Microwave Oven
You should bake your cookies on the convection mode. The hot air makes your cookies so crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
How To Bake Cookies In A Convection Microwave
”Convection” is a mode that almost every microwave oven has, and baking on that mode is pretty easy. Just make sure to reduce the usual baking time to 25% and frequently check your cookies to make sure they’re not burning.