Parchment paper can be used in so many different ways, it's remarkable! Right now we want to talk specifically about using parchment paper for baking cookies.
Oftentimes people will use shortening or butter to essentially "grease" their baking sheet. Unfortunately, this can have a less than desirable effect, causing the cookies to be too crispy or even burnt on the bottom. It also ensures a dirty baking pan. These days, it is a much more efficient and effective to line sheet pans with parchment paper when baking cookies.
Cookies will get a more even bake when baking sheets are lined with Zenlogy parchment sheets. Professional cookie artists swear by Zenlogy sheets and the perfectly browned cookie bottoms they get when they bake on our sheets.
Parchment paper (also known as "baking paper") is a better alternative to use as opposed to wax paper or aluminum foil when baking to prevent cookies from sticking to the baking pan. Zenlogy parchment is treated with silicone and is safer to use in high heat than aluminum foil or quilon coated parchment.
Parchment can be used in place of wax paper for any kind of crafts or food prep, however you do not want to use wax paper to replace parchment when baking. Wax paper should never be used in the oven, as the wax will melt and damage anything baked on it, and possibly your oven.
Using parchment paper for baking your cookies is going to save you time and energy. You will not find yourself needing to scrub your pans clean of grease when you're done baking. Many bakers report being able to bake multiple batches of cookies out of a single sheet of Zenlogy parchment!
Use parchment paper when rolling out your cookie dough too! No more dough sticking to your rolling surface or your rolling pin. You can lay a sheet of parchment both underneath and on top of your dough and roll it out that way, preventing any unwanted sticking.
Suzanne from Three Best Bakery shared a wonderful cookie dough rolling technique on her Instagram account using Zenlogy parchment paper.
And maybe you've made your dough, but you're not ready to bake that batch just yet... use parchment paper as a layer between your dough batches or unbaked cookies and store them in your freezer!
Zenlogy offers unbleached pre-cut sheets, squares, and rounds in various sizes. We at Zenlogy will continue to innovate and improve our products making them stronger and more versatile kitchen essentials.