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Old 03-05-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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This may sound old fashioned, but I use parchment paper whenever I bake cookies - learned this from my Mom. I especially like it with meringue cookies, as I can lift the whole paper off the cookie sheet to cool.

I also use the Silpat, and have very good results. I also try not to crowd too many cookies on the sheet, to avoid having the cookies all run together.

Darn...now I'm hungry! Guess I'll have to go and bake some cookies!
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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We use silicone sheets and we are never going back. There's definitely a mind-trick with silicone though... your experiences tell you that stuff that looks like this should melt under oven temperatures, and since it hasn't, it's easy to be tricked into thinking it's cool to the touch. I made that mistake once and only once: just because it didn't melt like your brain tells you it should have doesn't mean it's not 375 degrees.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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Funny this question is being asked...I just baked some snickerdoodles and I have to say my favorite pan is the Farberware cookie sheets. Large. Cookies come out perfect and you can make a double batch in no time.

Dark does not let foods cook right.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Look out your window.......
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Does anyone know where to get those great big sheet pans? Like the ones Barefoot Contessa uses all the time? I can't seem to find them at regular kitchen stores.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Restaurant supply stores or amazon.com.

Amazon.com: Chicago Metallic Commercial 18-Inch by 13-Inch Jelly Roll Pan: Home & Garden

The former will be a lot cheaper than the latter though.

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Old 03-05-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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Actually, Ive always done well with aluminum foil. Simply bake and toss!
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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Does anyone know where to get those great big sheet pans? Like the ones Barefoot Contessa uses all the time? I can't seem to find them at regular kitchen stores.
You might find them at a cake and decorating store.
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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I use baking sheets like just mentioned above and I bought mine at a local cake decorating store. I use my air bakes around the holidays when cookie baking goes into overtime along with the baking sheets.

Remember also that cookies using butter will spread more than cookies using shortening in the recipe so keep your dough in the fridge in between loading the cookie sheets if using butter. From trying to get 6 perfect same sized cookies when my DD was a first year 4-H member we found using parchment paper gave us the best results when baking cookies.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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those double layer Air Bake sheets, never had a cookie burn on me yet
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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My personal favorites are Airbakes which I bought several years ago at Walmart. I have always used parchment paper on them and just wipe them down before I put them away, but I do not put them into the dishwasher or wash them. I make Oatmeal Raisin cookies for my hubby all the time (just this Wednesday actually) and they turn out perfectly. When I take the first sheet out of the oven, I slide the parchment off the sheet and let them cool while I put a second batch in the oven. By the time that one is done, the first one is ready for another batch of cookies (it has sufficiently cooled down by then). Prior to the Airbakes, I always used aluminum foil on whatever cookie sheet I was using. Shiny surfaces are better for most cookie batters. Good luck.....
and tell your hubby to quit throwing away the good stuff.....!!!
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