not-cho mama's baking pan

We went to Sam's Club a few months ago and found THE single greatest kitchen treasure known to woman since the spatula was created.

It was a set of bakeware.   Two large aluminum baking sheets, one half sheet, a cake pan, and a plastic lid for the half sheet/cake pan.

Sturdy, lovely, and coated.  With what?  I'm not sure...something champagne colored.  I threw the box away, so there's no way to tell.  But whatever it is, is freakin' awesome.

We've cooked all sorts of food in this stuff and NOTHING sticks to it.  Not even baked-on cheese!  It's a miracle.  (And nobody better rain on my parade.)

I almost didn't tell you about them because I want to get another set next time we're at Sam's.  And I'm stingy that way.  But they're so radical, (as the kids used to say), that I don't want to keep this gem to myself.  You will never have to buy parchment paper again.

I'm so glad I don't ever have to scrub over a hot sink again!

As the Girl Scouts say, "Make new friends and keep the old..."

For Lisa:

Hershey's Doubly Chocolate Cookies
2 cups flour
2/3 cup Cocoa
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups semi-sweet (always) chocolate chips--or you can do what I did and use 1 cup choco chips and 1 cup Andes baking pieces
  • Oven to 350.
  • In med. bowl, mix dry ingredients with a whisk (or sift them if you're that fancy).
  • Cream butter/sugar/eggs/vanilla in another bowl.
  • Gradually add dry to wet.  Don't over mix.
  • Add chocolate gently.
  • Plop by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheet.
  • Bake for more than 11 minutes.  The book says 8-10, but at my elevation (around 5 thousand feet) it took closer to like 15-16 minutes.  
  • Cool slightly on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack.
These cookies will spread in the oven, so don't put them too close together and don't make them too big.  Sticking the dough in the fridge for a half hour might help.

Eat hardy.


  1. P.S. I made some double chocolate chip/Andes cookies tonight. You would have liked 'em.

  2. I think I may be taking a trip to Sams...

    Those cookies sound wonderful. Care to share the recipe?

  3. They don't even stick to the silver one? The pink one I can understand. But even the silver?

  4. Oooo...I wonder if they sell those at Costco...? Do you know what brand they are?

  5. Oh, they totally stick to the silver. I was just showing the contrast of what they look like.

    Though I'd still rather use the big silver jelly roll pans (with parchment) then the flimsy "nonstick" junk you get at most other stores. Sam's also has those.

    Lisa, I posted the recipe for you on the post. Thanks for asking.

  6. Dara, they're Nordic Ware non-stick baking sheets. (Has a little viking in the logo.) The set we got was $24.

  7. I think that gold one is coated with some sort of ceramic non-stick, which is way better (and much less toxic) than the usual Teflon coatings. They have a bunch at Williams-Sonoma that I simply drool over (and for way more than Sam's charges, I'm sure). Good find!

  8. Hey.. Where is the pictures of the cookies?? I need new baking pans! Mine or horrible.. I dont even know what color they started out to be.. Thats sad..


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