I’m not a huge fan of cookies, and I’m sure there are plenty of people who are. But I’m a big fan of baking with parchment paper first.
I can’t really remember the first time I made a cookie, but I can almost swear I’ve done it before. It was probably when my grandfather made a batch of biscuits for his church when I was still in elementary school. I love biscuits because they are so easy to make. I use parchment paper for baking because it is easier for me to work with, and I don’t have to worry about it breaking if I drop it.
Well, there you go. The cookie recipe is quite simple. But there are a couple of other things to consider.
I would suggest that you use parchment paper that is wider than the baking sheet. Otherwise my friends just go and poke holes in the paper to make more cookies. Also, be careful when you’re flipping the paper and flipping the paper back. This makes for some messy cookies. And, lastly, when you bake cookies, don’t put them in the oven too quickly. That speeds the process up by some, and it also makes them too crispy.
My favorite trick when baking cookies is to use a pizza cut into squares. Then, take a square of plastic wrap and fold it around the cookie so that it is about three times the length of the cookie. Then, take a square of parchment paper and fold it over the plastic wrap. Then, place the cookie in the freezer and cut the plastic wrap off and fold the cookie in half. Then, take the plastic wrap away and place it around the cookie.
This is a great trick to use with cookies or cakes. It helps to make them crispier without losing their shape.
For those of you who’ve tried this, you’ll notice that the plastic wrap helps the cookie stay crisp and flakey and keeps them from being messy. It’s also a great way to keep the cookie from being “too” messy.
Thats an interesting trick. I’ve heard of some people using parchment paper to make cookies, but I have never used it. I think it might be because most people think that paper doesn’t work as well as parchment, so it’s one of those things that’s too good to believe. I’ve always been a big fan of parchment paper however, so I’ll be sure to try it out.
This is a trick I first learned in a book called “The Art of Baking”. The book describes paper as being a “very fine” material, which I found confusing. Its actually a quite thin, flexible, lightweight material that can keep its shape even when it is wet. I used this trick to make the cookie I posted in my last blog entry. I used both parchment and parchment paper.
I don’t know that I’m any good at this either, but I imagine that if I can make a cookie that is both soft and light (which is a lot easier than making a cookie that is soft and heavy), I have a chance of beating those Visionaries.