Making cookies using an oven toaster is really not very different than using a large-scale oven. The only exception is that you will be able to cook fewer cookies at a time but typically much faster all while using less space, energy, and heat.
The process may feel intimidating at first; however, you will become a professional cookie baker via the oven toaster in no time at all by following just a few simple steps.
For this particular step-by-step I will use the classic chocolate chip cookie as my example but you are free to make any cookie in the oven toaster.
Step One: Collect Your Dry Ingredients
First you will want to gather all of your dry ingredients together. You will need 2 1/4 cup of all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
Place the flour baking soda and salt all together into a small mixing bowl. You will then want to combine them all together to ensure the ingredients are all incorporated well.
Once these ingredients have been well combined, set aside and move onto the next step.
Step Two: Time to Mix
Place 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, at room temperature, into a mixing bowl or stand mixer. Next, add in 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar along with 2/3 cup of regular granulated sugar, also commonly known as white sugar.
Mix all three of these ingredients in the mixing bowl using your hand mixer or your stand mixer until light and fluffy in texture.
It will take around four minutes on medium speed to reach the desired consistency.
Step Three: Adding the Eggs
Next you will want to add in one egg into the creamy butter and sugar mixture. Once incorporated, you will want to add the other egg.
Be sure to add the eggs one at a time and use a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon in order to scrape the ingredients off of the side of the bowls during the mixing process.
Step Four: Combining the Wet and Dry Ingredients
During this step you will combine the dry ingredients from earlier into the fluffy butter and egg mixture.
It is recommended to beat on medium only until all of the ingredients have been completely combines.
Step Five: Add the Chocolate Chips
Lastly, you will want to remove whatever mixing tools you used and gently fold in 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips using the rubber spatula or a wooden spoon.
The semi-sweet chips are going to make this chocolate chip cookies recipe mouthwatering when tasted by all.
Step Six: Scooping the Perfect Cookie
Use a tablespoon, or a tablespoon-sized scooper, to scoop out the dough and place it onto the oven toaster prepared pan.
Be sure to place them approximately 2 inches apart in order to allow space for the cookies to spread and bake evenly and properly.
For a traditional cookie recipe you will typically have enough batter for approximately four batches.
But one of the advantages to using an oven toaster is that you do not have to bake the entire recipe.
You are able to bake smaller batches if you desire.
Additionally, you may want to opt to use parchment paper in the oven toaster for an easier cleanup when all the baking is completed.
Step Seven: Baking Time
After you scoop the dough out onto the appropriate baking sheet fit for the oven toaster, you will want to place the sheet on the center rock of the oven toaster.
The cookies will need to bake at 375F for 12 to 15 minutes depending on personal preference. For a softer more chewy consistency bake your cookies for approximately 12 minutes.
However, if you prefer crunchier cookies with warm crispy edges then bake them for the entire 15 minutes.
Step Eight: Cooling
Once the timer has gone off, the cookies should be removed from the oven toaster immediately. Be sure to allow the cookies time to cool slightly before removing them from the baking sheet.
At this time, transfer the cookies from the baking sheet to a cooling rack or parchment paper in order to cool. It is easiest to use a spatula in order to transfer the cookies off of the baking sheet.
Step Nine: Repeat
Repeat the baking process until all the dough has been used, or you have baked the amount of cookies you desire.
By using the toaster oven verses an oven bake you will be using a lot less time, energy, and heat that a large oven requires.
Plus, like mentioned you are able to cook in smaller batches so you can cook the entire cookie recipe or just a tiny personal batch.
Overall, the toaster oven will allow you to quickly bake small batches in the total time it would take a full size oven to preheat and stay heated.
Oven Toaster for the Win
Overall, oven toasters tend to be under appreciated for the great work they can do in the kitchen. The toaster oven is a great small kitchen appliance to invest in.
The oven toaster is much more energy efficient than a full-sized oven.
Additionally, they cost less to purchase, there is no installation fee, and the toaster oven can be moved around depending on the space available in the kitchen.
It can even be moved and stored away if extra space is needed.
The oven toaster is not typically a kitchen appliance often thought of when trying to bake cookies. However, as the steps above show, baking cookies using an oven toaster is even easier than using a full size oven.
Many people do not want to always bake a massive amount of cookies; therefore, this is where the oven toaster is helpful because you are able to bake in a small batch each time.
Do not worry! The final product will be just as delicious as using a traditional large oven.
Plus if using an oven toaster to bake cookies you are able to get a slightly crispy cookie if desired because of its unique ability to get food crispy.
Mix It Up
Feel free to give any other toaster oven cookie recipes a try. Who knows you may be able to experiment with baking cookies in the toaster oven and find some extremely delicious recipes that quickly become a huge hit for you.
I chose to base this example off of the widely popular and traditional chocolate chip cookie.
However, there are countless ways to mix up your cookie recipes to accommodate all taste buds. Not a chocolate lover? That is completely fine. By using an oven toaster and baking in smaller batches you are able to test out a variety of cookie recipes.
You can always switch out the chocolate in this example for your favorite add ins such as butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chunks, mint chips, or even just large chocolate chunks.
You may also want to try beginning with a simple sugar cookie recipe. You can then begin adding in your favorite candies, dried fruits, or spices to mix things up.