I have to admit, before I got married, I had never even heard of this stuff. It sounded fancy and I didn’t know how to use anything fancy when we first were married. Let me stick with the basics because that was surely all I knew how to handle. I thought parchment paper was the same thing as wax paper. Oh Kristin, the things you had to learn!
I remember talking with someone and they mentioned using parchment paper when baking. I wasn’t quite sure what they meant, but I decided to give it a whirl with baking cookies. I had heard that it prevented food from getting scorched on the bottom, such as cookies. How often have you had the bottom of your cookies get really dark (like monster cookies)? I didn’t know if it was because of my pans, the oven shelf I was putting them on, or what.
Then parchment paper came into the picture. I decided to spend the few dollars on the paper and bake a batch of my FAVORITE chocolate chip cookies.
The results? It made my most favorite cookie recipe even better!
What the parchment paper did, was help the cookie bake more evenly, without the bottom of them getting to hot or even burned. Now, when I am ready to bake a batch of cookies, my parchment paper comes out as another “ingredient”.