Influence of cookies composition on temperature profiles

and qualitative parameters during baking


Sandra Budžaki*, Daliborka Koceva Komlenić, Jasmina Lukinac Čačić,

F. Čačić, M. Jukić, Ž. Kožul

Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Food Technology Osijek, Franje Kuhaca 20, HR-31000 Osijek, Croatia




During baking of bakery products temperature of baking, temperature profiles, moisture content, volume and colour changes are strongly coupled. The objective of this paper was to study the influence of the cookies composition on temperature profiles and quality parameters (width and thickness, colour formation and textural properties: hardness, fracturability and work of breaking force) during baking process. Composition of cookies differs due to flour type and initial moisture content. Cookies were baked at 205 °C and temperature was measured in the centre of samples which were 7 mm thick with a 60 mm diameter. The results of temperature profiles of the cookies during baking have shown the same trend for all of the 18 samples. Samples with the higher initial water content have lower values of total colour difference and also significantly affect textural properties.


Keywords:cookies, temperature profiles, qualitative parameters, water content, flour quality

DOI: 10.17508/CJFST.2014.6.2.02