Use unsalted butter, vegetable shortening or cooking spray to grease the bottom of the cookie sheet. Never use cooking oil, as it will burn in the areas between the cookies and will be very difficult to remove.
How do you grease a baking tray?
Use a clean piece of kitchen towel with a little butter on it to lightly grease around the inside of the tin. This will create an extra layer of oil which when heated by the oven will prevent the cake mixture from sticking to the surface of the tin.
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.
Wax paper has a thin coating of wax on each side, which prevents food from sticking to it and makes it moisture-resistant. But wax paper is not heat-resistant; the wax will melt at high temperatures and the paper itself can catch on fire. Don’t use wax paper to line baking sheets or cake pans or put it in a hot oven.
Baking powder will give you a puffier cookie. Binding agents are the liquid in the recipe that hold the cookie together. Examples of binding agents are eggs, milk, honey, and fruit juice. Cookies with more eggs will rise more and spread less.
Lightly spray cookie sheets with a no-stick cooking spray. After you are finished baking, make sure sheets are washed well – any cooking spray left on the sheet may discolor it. Lining cookie sheets with parchment paper prevents both sticking and spreading.
How to grease a cookie sheet. Cookie sheets can be greased with a non-stick cooking spray, butter and flour or lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat to prevent sticking. If your pan has a non-stick coating, you may not need to grease it at all.
What do you use to lightly grease a pan?
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.