Yes, but it would be best to use a cookie cooling rack that has grills rather than the ones with holes punched into them. Cookie cooling racks that come grilled horizontally and vertically work better because it allows heat to circulate properly around your products, and this makes for even cooking.
The rack from your toaster oven or countertop convection oven also makes a fine substitute. In a pinch, you can even use the grill from a barbecue. Cover it first with paper towels or brown paper, to prevent any food residue from getting onto your cookies.
Bake a tray of cookies on the bottom rack, and it’s pretty likely you’ll have burnt bottoms. But move the rack into the right place, and your food will be more likely to cook right, too.
Baking two trays of cookies at a time is fairly standard, but if your oven has space for more, three or four can be used. … Putting four trays of cookies in an oven will still not affect the cooking time, but the trays may still need to be rotated for even browning.
Place one baking sheet at a time onto center rack of preheated 350 degree F oven. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, still have pale tops, and are soft in the center, about 8 to 10 minutes. (Do not overbake! They will firm up more during cooling.)
350° is the standard temp for a cookie, and it’s a great one. … Baking at 325° also results in an evenly baked cookie, but the slower cooking will help yield a chewier cookie. The outsides will be a little softer, too. If you love slightly underdone cookies, 375° is for you.
What can I use instead of a baking rack?
You can create a rack out of rolled up pieces of tin foil, open-style cookie cutters, or even place a small over rack from something like a toaster oven inside of a roasting pan to improvise. You can transfer the cake to a cool, flat surface like a plate, cutting board, or cool baking sheet to let it cool down.