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Monday, December 6, 2010
Yesterday we made sugar cookies. I had read about using parchment paper to make the process less messy and less time consuming. So we tried it! You may have been doing this for years, but this was a first for us.
One part of the suggestion was to roll the dough on cookie sheets covered with parchment paper. Then you remove the excess once the cookies are cut. That part didn't work for us, as our dough was too soft to remove successfully. If your cookie dough is a little stiffer than ours, this first step might work.
The part that did work was baking the cookies on parchment paper. Once the cookies were baked, we could slide the parchment paper off the cookie sheets onto the counter where the cookies cooled. We use cookie sheets that only have one raised side - it wouldn't work as nicely if your cookie sheets have sides.
We iced the cookies right on the parchment paper, too, saving another step.
We didn't have to clean the cookie sheets! And by sliding the parchment paper off the cookie sheets, there wasn't the heartbreaking occurrence of breaking cookies while removing them with a spatula.
Making rolled cookies is a fun but time-consuming and messy process. Parchment paper makes it a little easier! It is now found in most grocery stores on the aisle with waxed paper and foil and such.
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