When baking cookies, lay parchment paper on your cookie sheet. When you use parchment paper you don’t have to use cooking spray because it is non-stick. The best part? There’s no clean-up! Just throw away your paper when done. By the way, you can use it for multiple batches of cookies so there’s no need to put a new sheet down between batches. Parchment paper is found with wax paper and foil in the grocery store.
Cookies lift off perfectly every time!
Now that the weather is getting warmer, it will soon be time for warm weather treats like popsicles and ice cream sandwiches! Try making some of your own this year, involving your kids if possible. Here’s an easy way to make homemade ice cream sandwiches:
1. Bake a batch of your favorite cookies (I usually stockpile Betty Crocker cookie mix for last-minute cookies, though I LOVE this awesome recipe from allrecipes.com.).
2. Cool cookies completely, even sticking them in the freezer for an hour or two, if you have time.
3. Place a big scoop of vanilla (or your favorite) ice cream on a cookie; top with another one, squeezing with the palms of your hands (the cookie is less likely to break!). You could even roll the edges in candy of nuts if you wanted to, but I'm a purist - just ice cream and cookies for me!
4. Freeze for at least an hour for the ice cream to harden.
I made these cookies for a girls’ game night I go to. Yum yum! (Don't worry - I made lots more than pictured. I don't believe in running out of treats!)