Parchment has a propensity to curl up and become unruly when placed on a baking sheet, making scooping biscuits for our Peach Shortcakes a frustrating affair. But there’s a clever solution to this problem, and it’s already in your kitchen. Just grab four refrigerator magnets and place one over each corner of the parchment. Make sure to return the magnets to the fridge before baking the goodies.
To avoid the problem of curling parchment paper, cut it into lengths to fit a baking sheet, then store the sheets of paper in the baking sheet, weighing them down with a second baking sheet. That way, they’ll be flat—and stay that way—the next time you need to use one.
Rolling out cookie dough between two sheets of parchment paper is a good way to prevent the dough from sticking to your rolling pin—but it can be just as annoying when the parchment won’t stay in place. Next time, spray cooking spray or sprinkle some water on a clean surface and lay a sheet of parchment paper on top. The water will cling to the paper and hold it in place, creating a stick-free surface for the dough.