Stuck to Cookie Sheet

Here are some helpful solutions for the common causes:

  • Cooled too long before removing from sheet

      SOLUTION
    • Follow recipe directions to see how long the cookies should be cooled before removing them from the cookie sheet. Cookies that cool on cookie sheets too long absorb additional heat from the sheet and will be more likely to stick.
    • Lightly spray cookie sheets with a no-stick cooking spray. After you are finished baking, make sure sheets are washed well – any cooking spray left on the sheet may discolor it.
    • Lining cookie sheets with parchment paper prevents both sticking and spreading.
  • Not greased properly

    SOLUTION

    Depending upon the recipe or the age and condition of the cookie sheets, even cookies baked on nonstick pans can occasionally stick. Spray pan with a no-stick cooking spray. After you are finished baking, make sure sheets are washed well – any cooking spray left on the sheet may discolor it.

  • High egg recipe

    SOLUTION

    Cookies prepared with lots of eggs have a greater tendency to stick. Try using no-stick cooking spray or parchment paper.

  • Low-fat recipe

    SOLUTION

    The amount of fat in the cookie dough affects how easily the baked cookies can be removed from the sheet. Follow recipe directions, and lightly spray cookie sheets with no-stick cooking spray. After you are finished baking, make sure sheets are washed well – any cooking spray left on the sheet may discolor it.

  • Cookies baked at high altitude are more delicate

    SOLUTION

    Grease cookie sheet well or spray well with no-cook cooking spray. If cookies are falling apart, cool 1 minute on cookie sheet, then carefully remove to wire rack. Learn more about High-Altitude Baking.

  • Plastic pancake turners are thicker and do not have as sharp an edge

    SOLUTION

    If you're not using a nonstick cookie sheet, use a metal pancake turner. The sharper edge will make it easier to remove the cookie from the pan.