It is true that we can bake cookies without parchment paper, but the best cookies (and the best baked cookies) are baked without anything else. That is why we need parchment paper, and that is why it’s such a popular and important tool.
Why are we so fond of parchment paper? Because it is so effective at protecting baked goods from the elements. And that is what we have to do to protect that. We have to protect the cookies from the elements.
If you have a knife, you will cut the edge off. But if you have a cookie and you want to bake it with parchment paper, then you have to prepare a baking sheet.
It’s that simple.
The best approach to parchment paper is to line your baking sheet with parchment paper, grease it, and then bake your cookies. It works great. No baking sheets necessary.
Also, the best method of baking cookies is always the same. Grease a sheet pan, grease it, then bake your cookies. It works.
It’s not just the baking sheet that can get greased, this is an issue with cookie dough. When you bake cookies with the dough, you have to grease a cookie sheet to get the dough to spread evenly on the sheet. The dough is very sticky, but if you use the same sheet pan as you grease your cookie sheet, you can be assured of evenly baking cookies without getting sticky cookies.
You can also use parchment paper with cookie sheets instead of grease. You can’t bake cookies without parchment paper, but you can still bake them just fine. I have also seen readers (myself included) get burnt and very frustrated when they were trying to bake cookies without parchment paper.
Because a lot of my cookies contain baking powder, it’s possible to find it in the baking tray on the shelf and you can then use it to make cookie dough that’s more consistent in consistency.
For those of you who also want to make your own cookies without parchment paper, we did a quick google search and found a tutorial for the process.