why use parchment paper when baking cookies
Check out some of the most useful ways to use parchment paper below.
*Lining a baking sheet when making cookies: Not only will the parchment help cookies bake more evenly, the non-stick quality also helps prevent them from cracking or breaking when lifting them off the sheet.
*Decorating home-baked goods: Parchment paper makes the perfect wrapper for baked goods. Simply wrap cookies up in a parchment packet and tie with baker’s twine.
*Easy cookie decorating clean up: Lay down parchment on your counter before frosting and decorating cookies. In the end, you can easily scoop up all the sprinkles and mess, and toss in the garbage.
*Rolling out dough: From pie crusts to sugar cookies, roll your dough between two sheets of lightly floured parchment paper! Use the same sheets to roll dough evenly for your entire recipe. Then gather up and toss the mess when done!
*Transferring cookies to and from a baking sheet: If you line your baking sheet with parchment, you can easily slide the entire tray of cookies directly onto your cooling rack, once they are out of the oven. In addition, you can scoop cookie dough onto a sheet of parchment in preparation for your next batch, and slide them easily onto the tray when ready to pop into the oven.
*Making a packet for cooking fish: Lay fish, vegetables and seasoning onto the center of a sheet of parchment. Pull the sides up, and roll together; then tuck under 7the other two sides. Baking fish in a parchment packet helps keep in the moisture and build flavor.