Mom Knows Best : How Not To Burn Those Holiday Cookies

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

How Not To Burn Those Holiday Cookies

These pretty purple mats will help prevent your cookies from burning.



  I love to bake cookies. The holiday season in my favorite time to make cookies and I make lots of them. I make cookies for cookie exchanges, my family and to give as gifts. I just enjoy making cookies and have been baking for many years. Over the years I have learn many different tips and techniques for making great cookies.The best technique that I have learned is how to not burn my cookies. How many times have you made cookies and the bottoms are burnt? Did you know that different types of baking sheets will bake your cookies in different ways? There are many types of cookie sheets and to have great non-burnt cookies, you need to know the different ways to use them, or you can buy a silicone baking mat and have perfectly baked cookies no matter what kind of baking sheet you use. I love using silicone baking sheets when I bake cookies as my cookies never burn. My cookies always have bottoms that are beautiful golden brown. There are many other great advantages to using silicone baking mats when baking.


When you line your baking sheets with a silicone baking mat you also reduce fat and calories in your baking as you no longer have to grease the baking sheets. These baking mats will allow your food, like cookies, to easily slide of your baking sheets as they are made from a non-stick silicone material. The pretty purple baking mats that I am using are FDA safe and BPA and BPP free. I just love the purple color too. These mats also save money ( the planet) too, as you don't have to use cooking sprays or parchment papers. Clean up is easy to as I just wipe them with warm soapy water, rinse and hang them to dry. I store them with my baking sheets so they are always ready to use.


   What is your favorite kind of cookies to bake during the holiday season? My favorite cookie to bake is sugar cookies, the kind that you roll out and cut with cookie cutters. My kids just love helping me roll out the dough and pressing the cookie cutter into the dough. These silicone baking mats are also great for rolling cookie or pie crust dough on too. We have a system in our house when we make cut out sugar cookies. My husband rolls out the dough and the kids place the cookie cutters on the dough. My kids just love choosing the different cookie cutters. We have lots of different cookie cutters so we make lots of cookies. I am in charge of baking the cookies. I line my cookie sheets with my purple baking mats and place the uncooked cookies on them. I place the cookies in the oven and set the timer. I find that rotating the cookie sheets halfway through the baking time also prevents my cookies from burning. I am glad I have two baking mats so I can bake 2 sheets at a time. These mats are very durable and can withstand temperatures up to 480 degrees. I take the cookies out of the oven and cool them on plates. The baking sheets, lined with the baking mats, are then ready for more cookies. Once all the cookies are done baking and cooling, my kids have a blast decorating them. I always have lots of different frostings and sprinkles for the cookies.




                 Notice those nice light brown backs of the cookies and how nice the fronts look.



   I also love using my purple baking mats for making no bake cookies. I make a chocolate oatmeal no bake cookie and these silicone mats are a great replacement for wax paper. I also use my baking mats for baked potatoes and roasted veggies. Flavors and odors do not penetrate on the mats so after I wash them they are ready to be used for baking cookies. My silicone baking mats get plenty of use and that is ok as they can be used many times ( over 2000 times) before they replacing. So tell me your favorite kind of cookie that you like to bake?  I am always looking for new cookie recipes so feel free to leave a link to your cookie recipe. Click on the below link to get your hands on a pair of these pretty purple baking mats. You also get a purple spatula with every order.
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"These opinions are my own and I received the above mentioned product in exchange for a review."



19 comments:

  1. But I love it when the bottoms burn. That's the best part :)

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  2. These baking mats sound really great, I hope they have them in the UK :) x

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  3. I need another silicone mat, I have one that I use but I'd love to have this one, too. Your cookies look so good, sugar cookies are also our favorite to make during the holidays.

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  4. I talk about getting these all the time, but then never do. I need them!

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  5. I used to always burn holiday cookies, thanks for this post!

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  6. this looks like a product I very much have to check into

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  7. I'll have to get these. I live at a high elevation and things cook faster up here and usually have to set the oven at a lower temp than it says.

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  8. What I hate about baking is the waiting part. Lol. It takes a lot of time to bake but it sure is fun! I'd love to have a baking mat like that!

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  9. why have i not heard of the silicon baking mat sooner? so many cookies that could have been better

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  10. These mat looks fantastic. I always seem to burn when I bake for some reason and I always keep an eye on it. I am more of a cook than a baker admittedly lol.

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  11. The mats look great - I want to bake more with my children next year. Kaz :)

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  12. The slicon baking mat totally would be better! Love that!

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  13. I love baking! I own a lot of cookie sheets but I don't own a single baking mat. I've been afraid to try using one since I know different materials bake differently and I'm so used to the way my aluminum baking sheets work!

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  14. I am not much of a baker - only two special items - so I would need this if I were to attempt these cookies. :)

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  15. I don't bake her but really amazing idea.

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  16. I wouldn't even attempt to cook from scratch like this.

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  17. Hahaha! Thanks for this! It seems like this post is perfect for me. I really lost count how many times I burned my cookies!

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  18. I dislike cooking and baking, But this will help me not to burn my Holidays cookies. :}

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