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I don't know about you but I go through baking pans pretty quickly. They end up getting black spots from stuck on food and grease stains. No matter what I seem to do the stains just don't go away and/or seem to start eating the pan. I end up just chucking them and buying new ones to avoid the hassle.
Recently, I had to the opportunity to review Simply Essentials Baking Mat and Pan Set. I really had no idea such a product existed but I'm far from a baking guru. A silicone baking mat who would of thought such a simple product could save and extend the life of your pans.
With the Simply Essentials Baking Mat you don't need to use any oil, butter, foil, cooking spray, or parchment paper to keep things from sticking to your pan. You can even freeze things on it (which I did) without any fear of it sticking to its surface.
The Simply Essentials Baking Mat is made of glass weave and food grade silicone that is BPA free. It can be used over and over again, thousands of times, protecting your pans. This set also came with a commercial grade baking pan (18 x 13 inches) that perfectly fits the 16 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches x .73 mm thick Baking Mat.
To test out Simply Essentials Baking Mat and Pan Set I decided to make Sugar Cookie Truffles. If you read my post on how to make Sugar Cookie Cream Cheese Tarts you know just how much sugar cookie dough I have on hand. I HAD to make something with sugar cookie dough before it goes bad.
Sugar Cookie Truffles
- 16oz of sugar cookie dough (24 cookies)
- 2oz cream cheese
- bag of candy melts (12oz)
Preheat your oven to 350F. Bake sugar cookies according to the package except cook them a bit longer. I cooked mine 20-25 minutes using the baking mat. They were a nice crisp, golden color. You want them to be crisp but not burnt. I baked mine for about 12 minutes and then kept checking them every two minutes until they were the color/texture I wanted.
Once the cookies are done baking let them cool completely on a wire rack. When they are cool use a food processor to chomp them up into a fine crumb. Then add in the cream cheese and pulse until the mixture turns dough like.
Roll the mixture into one inch balls and freeze for about 15 minutes. I froze mine on my Simply Essentials Baking Mat. Nothing stuck!
Melt the candy melts in the microwave in 30 second intervals stirring each time until they are fully melted. Dip the cookie dough balls in the “chocolate” covering completely. Shake sprinkles on quickly after while the chocolate is still wet. Let set and enjoy!
By the way, none of the chocolate stuck to the baking mat while setting and everything came off super easy with just soap and water once I was done. I am totally going to buy more of these baking mats to save my pans!
I love that you can use different candy melts and sprinkles with this Sugar Cookie Truffle Recipe to match any holiday, birthday party, baby shower, or special event.
I am always scared to bake cookies and they never turned good … But this recipe seems little bit different then mine and I will surely try. By the way thank you for introducing The Simply Essentials Baking Mat , I still have a stained baking tray in my basin and I was thinking how I will clean , better I throw that out and try to search this one.
Thank you for a nice share.
Yes, these truffle have a slight twist to them compared to a regular cookie. I bet they will taste great if you make them. The baking mats are great! I’m going to buy me some more when I replace my nasty pans.
Sherryl @ SimplySherryl
My favorite thing to bake are cupcakes. Probably because they are my favorite things to decorate.
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Thanks for the tip Sherryl!
Those look like something fun to do with my girls! I love baking all sorts of things from fancy cakes to gigantic batches of cookies. The more the merrier 🙂 I LOVE baking mats! They make clean up so much easier!
LOVE the mats too! I wish I had known about them before. My pans look SO sad!
Krystal the truffles look great. I would say thanks for sharing but I didn’t get any !
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My favorite thing to bake is cookies.
I like making creme puffs, especially chocolate.ones.
My favorite thing to bake is chocolate chip cookies for my grandchildren.
My favorite thing to bake would be cookies.
I don’t really bake all that often, but I like making muffins when I do.
I like baking cookies.