As I have never baked with parchment paper (and neither has my mom), I have hard to remove cookies, etc. when I cook with cookie sheets. I am sure you don't have this problem.
I decided to try something new the last time I baked my absolutely delicious double chocolate cake mix cookies; I lined my cookie sheet with parchment paper.
I've never used parchment paper before, but I was getting tired of my cookie sheets burning my cookies. (And yes, if you're wondering, it was my cookie sheets' fault!) My favorite chef, Alton Brown, recommends using parchment paper when baking, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to try.
And I'm so glad I did. Talk about awesome! The cookies didn't burn at all, and they ended up with a fantastic texture. And clean up? Oh, it was so much easier.
So with one no-burn baking success under my belt, I decided to use parchment paper with another favorite recipe of mine — cheddar cheese biscuits (using this recipe for cheese bread). No matter what I've tried before, these biscuits always end up a little too done on the bottom for my taste.
But with the parchment paper, the biscuits turned out perfect! And the best part was, I didn't have to leave half of the biscuits stuck to the sheet because they had burned. Again, a perfect success!
Since I'm such a newbie when it comes to using parchment paper, I decided to look on Reynolds' site to see if they had some information on how better to use the paper, and of course they did here. But what was even better was that I found a printable coupon for $1 off Reynolds Parchment Paper, which I will definitely be printing to purchase my next box of parchment paper.
And if you're wondering if you can just use wax paper the same way as parchment paper? Here's a great article explaining the differences.
I now consider cooking with parchment paper a life skill. I think I will pass this idea on to my mom as well as my children.
Please note, this is NOT a paid review of Reynolds Parchment Paper; it is a completely voluntary review.
This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday.