Over-baking cookies is one of the biggest cookie mistakes I see! Instead, pull cookies from the oven when the edges are golden brown and the tops are just starting to brown, but still look mostly pale. Once out of the oven, leave the cookies on the sheet pan for 5 minutes, where the heat from the pan will do a little carryover baking and set them up completely.

After 5 minutes, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely and you’ll have cookies with perfectly crisp edges and soft, chewy and moist centers.