I’m excited to partner with PAM Cooking Spray for a sponsored post once again, and this time to share some practical everyday baking hacks.
The fall baking season is upon us. I love this time of the year. Now is also the perfect time to share some of my favorite baking hacks with you. I avoid turning my oven on during the hot summer months, so now that the temperature has dropped I am excited to do some fall baking. I whipped up a batch of chewy molasses cookies (recipe below) to demonstrate a couple of simple kitchen hacks. My job is so hard sometimes.
Baking Hack One
When measuring sticky substances such as peanut butter, shortening, honey and molasses, spray your measuring cup with PAM Cooking Spray.
Spraying first with PAM Cooking Spray will prevent sticky messes and waste. When I cook, I add a little of this and a little of that. However, baking is more of a science and it’s important to use the right measurements.
See how the molasses slides right out of the measuring cup. It’s like magic.
Baking Hack Two
Spray your cookie or ice cream scoop with Pam Cooking Spray to prevent sticking. When baking cookies I pretty much always use a scoop to measure out the dough.
I get such satisfaction from seeing a baking sheet filled with perfect, uniform cookies.
There are so many practical ways to use PAM Cooking Spray in your kitchen. It does so much more than coat the bottom of your baking dish. These are just a couple of my uses. I hope you’ll leave a comment on this post sharing yours! As promised, here’s my molasses cookie recipe.
These molasses cookies are soft, chewy and the perfect recipe to celebrate the arrival of fall.
Chewy Molasses Cookies
¾ cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup white sugar (reserved for coating cookies, just before baking)
1 large egg
½ cup molasses
PAM Cooking Spray
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
In a large bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar. Stir in the egg. Coat measuring cup with PAM Cooking Spray and measure ½ cup molasses. Pour molasses into the bowl.
Fold in dry ingredients and stir until combined. Refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours, until well chilled.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small cookie scoop or ice cream scoop with PAM Cooking Spray. Measure dough and roll into balls. Roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet that has been coated with PAM Cooking Spray
Bake for 9-10 minutes, until slightly brown on top and cooked through. Cookies will be soft. Remove to cooling rack and allow to cool.
Recipe adapted from Epicurious.
PAM is helpful in every situation in the kitchen – from grilling to baking and beyond.
With all the planning that goes into putting together the perfect meal, using PAM Cooking Spray is a sensible way to save time in the kitchen. When you use PAM, you spend less time cleaning up, allowing for more time to be spent with the ones you love.
PAM Cooking Spray leaves *99% less residue than margarine or bargain-brand cooking sprays, so your dishes will turn out great and you’ll spend less time cleaning up.
* vs. leading cooking sprays (except olive oil), after spraying on glass bakeware, baking at 400°F for 30 min, cooling, and then washing in standard home dishwasher with detergent and repeating 4 times.