I (and my cookies) have seen the light

By Mir
December 20, 2007

I was ordering something from Amazon last week and found this Matfer Exopat non-stick baking sheet on sale for $9.99, and I needed another item for free shipping, so I tossed it in there. I am forever deciding to make cookies that call for the use of parchment paper, and because I am a moron I never have parchment paper, even now, at Christmastime, when I am baking cookies all the time and am always thinking “Gee, I should buy some of that parchment paper” as I scrape my cookies into the trash because they stuck and I couldn’t get them off the cookie sheets.

Lo, I have seen the silicone light, and it is good. My cookies fairly leap off the mat.

So I went back today, thinking of buying a couple more. And what did I find? Not only is it still just $9.99, but it’s eligible for the buy-3-get-1-free deal. Now I just have to decide whether or not I really need four more. Probably not.

Of course, I could just fall down the rabbit hole that is all of the eligible Home and Garden 4-for-3 items, and find something else….


  1. As I am late to my cookie baking insanity and am making New Year’s cookies instead of Christmas cookies, this is exactly what I need. I have one, but one simply is not enough.

  2. a friend gave me one from my wishlist a few years ago, and I baked so many cookies I need to buy another. I usually have 3 in rotation. I kept refusing to buy parchment paper ‘cos it’s wasteful, but then wasted cookies & focaccia.

    You’ll never go back to tin pans if you get silicone muffin pans and bundt pans. Aaaaah, bliss!

  3. For $9.99 I can buy a lot of Release Foil, which works better than parchment paper. One sheet can be reused for a huge batch of cookies and could, in theory, be washed and used yet again.

    Really not trying to be Grinchy…just offering an alternative 🙂

  4. I’ve got the Silpat version – best present ever received.

  5. I cannot live without my silicone mats! I use them for almost anything that is destined to stick on the pan – even peanut brittle and when we make ribs, we do a glaze on them that you broil, meaning it’s going to burn on the pan, and it just wipes right off of the mat. Hand wash, dishwasher, whatever way you clean them off, they are great!

    I’ve had my 2 mats for at least 4 years now and they still work good as new.

  6. Silpat has changed my life, and I got on the band wagon 10 years ago. The only thing I advise is NEVER use it for broiling. 😛 – yep, had to buy a new one…

    All silicone ware takes getting used to – it does cook very differently than metal/alum.

    It would be a great gift, wish I had some monies left to buy these.

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