Should I grease my cookie sheets? Unless the recipe tells you to grease the cookie sheet, resist the impulse. The extra grease causes cookie dough (which already contains a lot of fat) to spread. If you’re concerned about cookies sticking, line the cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone non-stick mat.
It’s critical that the pan be ungreased so that the delicate, high-rising batter can cling to the sides of the pan and puff up as it bakes. And for some cookie recipes, greasing the pan can also have a negative effect. When a high-fat dough absorbs even more fat on the pan, the risk of spreading increases.
You can use many types of grease to oil your tray, such as butters or shortening. A top tip is to melt it, to make it easier to use. Using kitchen paper or a pastry brush will stop the process of greasing being too messy and allow you to get a thorough coating.
Nope! Parchment paper is already non-stick, so there’s generally no need to grease your parchment paper. And if you’re baking cookies, greasing the parchment paper will likely cause your cookies to overspread and become greasy, so definitely skip the grease.
2) Spray your cookie sheets with Pam Cooking Spray before lining them with your cookie dough. It will help the cookies slide of the pan without any problems.
Since parchment paper is often used to create a nonstick surface, greasing the pan will accomplish the same results. Coat your cookie sheet or pan with cooking spray, butter, or oil. Then, lay the food directly on the pan. This will work for everything but the most delicate or gooey treats.
Although cookie sheets are often referred to as “baking sheets,” there is a difference. Baking pans have rolled edges, and cookie sheets do not. Cookie sheets offer the advantage of a large surface area ideal for holding a large number of cookies.
This helps to ensure the cookies you bake on them don’t lose their shape, bake evenly and are easier to maneuver with a spatula since there are no pan edges in the way (that said, you can definitely bake cookies on a sheet pan).
What do you grease a baking sheet with?
The traditional way to grease a pan is with shortening or butter and flour.
- If you’re using butter, you can just run it around the pan, bottom and sides, using the stick.
- If you’re using shortening or a tub of butter, I like to use a paper towel to wipe it all over the pan.