Homemade treats of any kind are a cherished and beautiful gift during the holidays. I have one friend who makes mouthwatering jams, another who creates spectacular pies, and a third who makes truly divine chocolate truffles.
Personally, I love to bake cookies at Christmas… lots of cookies. One year, for the advertising agency, I baked 25 batches of chocolate chip cookies in one day!
Why so many? Over the years, word got around and the cookies became a much-requested holiday tradition. I would bake and package them in festive bags and my coworker would deliver fresh cookies – still hot from the oven – to our various clients. One year we even included vintage glass bottles of ice-cold milk!
Although I don’t bake quite as many cookies these days, I still make gift baskets for all of my neighbors, save enough cookies to keep on hand for casual visits during the season, and keep plenty stashed for the annual Christmas party. Plus, this week I sent over 20 bags in with my daughter to give to her friends at school.
So, when I was asked to test out these silicone baking mats by Teresa’s Kitchen, I was so excited. I knew they would get a real workout! And, in years past, I was known to burn the first batch in the oven – consistently. It has actually become a longstanding joke in my family.
But, the joke is over, because these BPA-free, FDA Certified, silicone baking mats by Teresa’s Kitchen simply won’t allow me to burn my cookies. They completely eliminate the need for aluminum foil, parchment paper, or cooking spray.
They also keep my cookie sheets so clean. No more burned sugar! Plus, they clean up in a snap and can even be run through the dishwasher. (They are heat-resistant to 250°C.)
These would make a wonderful gift for the baking enthusiast on your gift list. Or, they make a perfect gift for the chef, as well, because they can be used for healthier, non-stick cooking of all sorts of meats and veggies.
There is even a two-year guarantee!
These silicone baking mats by Teresa’s Kitchen are available at Amazon in four colors including brown, black, green and (my fave) orange. The List Price for a 2-pack is $24.99, but with Amazon Prime, they are only $17.99 for two.
Truly, a 5-STAR product and one that I will never be without again!
Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, Cover Girl Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait!
PHOTOS: Used with permission by Teresa’s Kitchen.
DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a sample of the silicone baking mats mentioned above in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.