Macaroons are a a sweet coconut flavored cookie. Parchment paper is commonly used to line baking sheets for macaroons. The paper's silicone coating creates a heat-resistant and non-stick surface, which makes it suitable for baking macaroons. However, if parchment paper isn't available the macaroons can still be baked to perfection. Consider alternatives to parchment paper to ensure your macaroons do not stick to the baking sheets while baking.
Follow the macaroon recipe.
Turn your oven to the temperature listed on the recipe.
Tear sheets of aluminum foil or rice paper. The aluminum foil must be greased with shortening to keep the macaroons from sticking. The rice paper can be placed on the baking sheets without being greased.
Line the bottom of the the baking sheets with the aluminum foil or rice paper.
Spoon the batter onto the baking sheets. Do not put more than a tablespoon of batter onto the spoon for each cookie. Place the macaroons at least 1-inch apart on the baking sheets.
Bake the macaroons until golden brown.
Remove from the oven with the wire spatula and allow to cool on wire racks.
Avoid greasing the pans with butter. Butter has a high melting point, which will cause your macaroons to spread while baking.
Do not use paper bags to line baking sheets. They can ignite from the high temperatures in the oven.
Meredith Burgio began writing professionally in 2010. She has written for "VOX" magazine, "RELEVANT Magazine" and "Jefferson City Magazine." Burgio has a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.