It’s that time of year when a happy cook’s mind turns to holiday baking. And that, of course, means lots and lots of cookies (you have entered our holiday bakeoff, right?). And that, in turn, means getting out your old cookie sheets and wondering whether you can somehow get one more season out of them.
For me, the answer was finally “no”. I mean, really, having gotten 10 years out of a set of Ikea baking pans is a miracle anyway, right? Finally I faced up to the fact that these things are warped even when they’re not heated. Actually, they were pretty serviceable, at least for an infrequent baker. Still, this time I wanted to get something good.
But what do I know about buying cookie sheets? So I did what any modern cook might do and took it to my Facebook friends. There were, of course, lots of opinions. One of the most frequent recommendations was to go to Surfas and buy their sheets. Probably a good idea, but I can’t go near that place without dropping a couple of hundred dollars on things I never even knew that I wanted, much less needed, until I walked in. For my financial well-being, it’s a store of last resort.