This past weekend, Erin and I exhibited at the KeHE holiday tradeshow in Chicago. To prepare for the show, we made gingerbread. LOTS of it! What started out as gingerbread cookies eventually turned into gingerbread loaves (because who wants to make 500 cookies?) It was my first time cooking with molasses, and contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t all that slow. But it sure was sticky! I used my new Kelapo Coconut Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray in so many ways during that recipe, so I thought I would share my tips.
- Spray your measuring cups with non-stick cooking spray before adding molasses, peanut butter, or any other sticky ingredient and it will slide right out.
- Spray the blade of your knife before chopping raisins, dates, or any other clingy food.
- I used an ice cream scoop to scoop my cookie dough onto the cookie sheet. A quick spray of cooking spray on the scoop made it so much easier (and less messy)
- Obviously, use the cooking spray to coat the inside of your loaf pan for easy bread removal.