For most kinds of cookies and baked goods, nonstick cooking spray is a great inexpensive alternative. Save parchment for delicate cookies, such as macaroons, meringues, and thin cutout cookies, where its perfectly nonstick surface will help eliminate breakage.
For cookies, biscuits and scones
Placing cookie dough, biscuit rounds and the like on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper ensures your final product won’t stick. No need to use cooking spray and add extra grease, and your pans are much easier to clean as you can just throw it away when you’re done.
Can you use cooking spray as baking spray?
Cooking oil spray is a natural in muffin tins as well. Bakers, however, will want to consider having on hand a baking spray, which combines cooking oil spray with flour. I’ve found this to be particularly effective for releasing cakes and muffins.
1) Spray Pam Cooking Spray on your bread pans, muffin tins and cake pans to prevent your breads and cakes from sticking to the side. … 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.
Lining a baking sheet when making cookies: Not only will the parchment help cookies bake more evenly, the non-stick quality also helps prevent them from cracking or breaking when lifting them off the sheet.
Place one baking sheet at a time onto center rack of preheated 350 degree F oven. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, still have pale tops, and are soft in the center, about 8 to 10 minutes. (Do not overbake! They will firm up more during cooling.)
The simple answer to this question is, meet in the middle. Cookies should (almost) always be baked on the middle rack of the oven. The middle rack offers the most even heat and air circulation which helps cookies bake consistently.
Pam’s No-Stick Cooking Spray is a good nonstick cooking spray to use. It contains no fat and is made with extra virgin olive oil. It can be used on parchment paper as well as aluminum foil.