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Recipe calls for parchment paper and I don't have any!

i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jul 14, 2008 07:45 AM

I want to make these delicious lemon ricotta cookies...
http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...
It says to spoon the dough onto parchment paper laid on cookie sheets.. but I don't have any parchment paper. What should I do?
Thanks in advance.

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  1. goodhealthgourmet Jul 14, 2008 07:54 AM

    the parchment just prevents the cookies from sticking to the sheet pan & keeps the bottoms of the cookies from getting greasy. if you have a silpat you can use that...otherwise just grease the sheets, but watch the temperature closely to make sure the cookie bottoms don't get too brown.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
      i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jul 14, 2008 08:28 AM

      Thanks! I have one of those silicon mats, but the recipe says to let the cookies sit on the pan for 20 minutes after baking... so this is going to be a long process. Maybe Ill try one batch greasing the pan and watching closely as you suggested.

      1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream
        kimeats Jul 14, 2008 08:36 AM

        i've replaced parchment with that reynolds wrap release foil in a pinch. Otherwise use a silpat as suggested above.

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      Karen_Schaffer Jul 14, 2008 08:43 AM

      You could probably just grease some aluminum foil and use that.

      1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jul 14, 2008 08:57 AM

        Thanks everyone! I'm using the silicon baking mat-- which I've always wondered what to use for before! In fact, now I'm going to get another one. Also, I'm not letting them sit on the sheet for 20 minutes after coming out of the oven as suggested in the recipe because they were getting too brown on the bottom, so it's not as slow as I thought. I really recommend this recipe... delicious!

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