Baking Tips for Bar Cookies
When testing for doneness, your best guides are time and appearance (be sure to follow the instructions given in your recipe).
Consider the following:
- For cake-like bars, test with a wooden pick inserted at the center of the pan. If it comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it, the cookies are done.
- Chewy (moister) bars will have a dull, rather than shiny, surface; a slight imprint will remain after touching the surface lightly with your fingertip.
- Most bars also pull away slightly from the edges of the pan.