First, what is parchment paper? It’s high density paper with a non-stick coating.
It can be used to line cookie sheets, cake pans, and muffin tins to keep your baked goods from sticking and make clean-up a breeze.
Did you know you can reuse parchment paper?!?
I learned this trick from my mom, who is known as the Cookie Queen around Christmas. She bakes so many cookies, she keeps the used parchment paper on the cookie sheet after she’s moved the cookies to cool. That way, she’s always ready for the next batch. Plus, she’s saving money and trees!
There does’t seem to be an exact figure associated with the number of times you can use parchment paper, but the King Arthur Flour Baking Test Kitchen says: “In our test kitchen, we reuse each sheet till it falls apart (many times), so this amount of parchment will last you for a VERY long time. Once you’ve baked with parchment, you’ll never want to go without.”
So, even though the paper might brown after being used, it’s still good! Keep using it until it literally falls apart, you’ll know when it happens. Until then, store your cookie sheets already lined with parchment paper – even if the paper has been used!
Here is a cookie recipe that I made on Best Recipes Ever – it’s awesome!: