How to Bake Cookies With a Convection Oven

Unlike thermal ovens, convection ovens operate with a fan that continuously circulates air through the oven cavity. The food tends to cook more quickly, as the hot air is blowing onto the food, instead of surrounding it. Food that is cooked in a convection oven is normally done about 25% faster than in a thermal oven. Convection ovens have their advantage when it comes to cookie baking, as the baker can place three racks of cookies in at a time, and all are baked to perfection.

Things You'll Need

  • Cookie dough

  • Cookie sheet

  • Convection oven

  • Timer

Steps to baking cookies in a convection oven

Step 1

Set oven temperature for 25 degrees below what the recipe calls for.

Step 2

Prepare your cookie mixture and prepare three cookie sheets of cookies for the oven.

Step 3

Once the oven is preheated, place the racks in the oven and set the timer for the amount of time the recipe calls for.

Step 4

Cool the cookies for 10 minutes.


Most true convection ovens are built in walls or drop in ranges.


Always wear a heat-resistant glove when working around the oven.

Keep children away from the hot oven and the hot cookie pans.

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