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How to Cool Baking Sheets

Make perfect cookies faster with this time-saving baking tip.

Cooling baking sheetsOlivier Kugler

When you’re making multiple batches of treats, it’s tempting to reuse the sheets while they’re still hot from the oven. But raw dough on a warm pan will produce unevenly baked cookies that are thin and overly browned around the edges. Rather than waiting 4 to 5 minutes for the temperature of the sheets to drop, try this quick fix: Run the underside of the hot pan under cold water until it’s cool. That way, you won’t need to wipe it dry.

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