The Chemistry Of Cookies

Cookies are awesome.  No question.  They look brilliant, taste fantastic, and smell amazing!

But have you ever wondered why?  No?  To be honest I hadn’t either, but that inescapable desire for freshly baked cookies once the smell hits your nose is all to do with science.

You stick cookie dough into an oven, and magically, you get a plate of warm, gooey cookies. Except it’s not magic; it’s science.

Here’s another gem from Ted-Ed educator Stephanie Warren that explains exactly why.

So next time you bake some cookies there’s no need to set the kitchen timer, just wait for your nose let you know when the Maillard reaction has taken place.

Proof that “science can be pretty sweet”.  Happy baking!

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3 Responses to “The Chemistry Of Cookies”


  1. 2 Stacey Hanak August 30, 2014 at 7:12 am

    That was such a great video! I agree with not timing baking, however I usually go by colour to tell when it’s done 🙂

  2. 3 sincerelyjoleeg October 22, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Wow very cool and intresting! I bake a lot and plan on doing it as a career later in life! Thank you so much for posting!


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