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What can I use in place of parchment paper?

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In place of parchment paper, Martha Stewart suggests that one may use wax paper instead. She says it is a less expensive substitute for parchment paper and is available in most supermarkets.

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Wax paper has a thin wax coating on either side, so it is moisture-resistant and does not stick. It is great for covering countertops. However, wax paper is not heat-resistant and should not be used in the oven.

Another possible option for lining baking sheets is a Silpat baking mat. It is made from flexible, heat-resistant silicon. They are much more expensive than either parchment paper or wax paper, but they can be reused and last for years.

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