Speaking of cookies…I still have yet to purchase a new cookie sheet.
I’ve made quite a few random Target runs this week where I stalk the kitchen/bakeware aisles (after I get my terrible yogurt, of course!). I couldn’t help but notice that Target was having a sale on their bakeware pans this week, and I’ve been really tempted to snatch one up. However, I’ve also been reluctant since my last cheapy cookie sheet made terrible noises in the oven and lost it’s shape and was too dirty to clean.
As much as I love my new Williams-Sonoma cake pan and all of their bakeware, their products are pretty expensive. But for the quality, I guess it makes sense right, right??? Sigh…there are so many ways to rationalize an expensive purchase lol. After seeing the prices at Target, buying things from Williams-Sonoma appear to be a splurge! (ps. thank goodness for boyfriends! :)
This is where I need YOUR help!
The one I was eyeing from the Target ad was a Chefmate brand, it was advertised at $4. Sounds like a great deal, right?! Well, in person this cookie sheet is really flimsy…so that was a don’t buy! Then in the store, I noticed Target sold Wilton and KitchenAid products. Wilton and KitchenAid are synonymous for baking, so I figured that if I were to buy an affordable cookie sheet it should be a Wilton or KitchenAid. Both felt pretty heavy and thick, so I think it won’t change shape after it’s been baking in a 400° oven. And both, were around the reasonable $10 range (Wilton $8.99 and KitchenAid $9.99).
By the way, what are your views on buying bakeware from Target?
If it’s random stuff like spatulas, oven mitts, and bowls and stuff… then yeah why not! But when it comes to the actual baking pans I’m a bit iffy! Sigh…it probably stems from my experience with my last cookie sheet. The only baking dish I’ve actually purchased at Target was a Pyrex glass baking dish, and that has held up amazingly!
Anyhoo…HELP! Which one would you pick? And why? OR should I just save all my shoe money and splurge on my dream cookie sheet from Williams-Sonoma?
Finally had the chance to use my new Williams-Sonoma bakeware last week! Technically, I think it was more like last last week lol. This is a really long overdue post :)
Anyways, is that not the most beautiful pan you’ve ever seen? I am in love with it! I love how shiny and commercial-looking it is!! It looks like it truly belongs in a kitchen…
I am in love with all things from Williams-Sonoma! This pan did not disappoint one bit and is definitely well worth the money! My previous cheapy one would make clanking noises while it was baking in the oven. And once out of the oven… it morphed into a different shape! Sigh… I guess that’s what you get for buying a cheapy one from a grocery store. There were no problems whatsoever with this gorgeous William-Sonoma pan!! After its first bake, it still retained that gorgeous steel color and shape!! Okay, okay…I think I’m going to stop ranting about how wonderful my new pan is!
For its first bake, we made sugar cookies using premade cookie dough from Fresh and Easy. I know what you’re thinking…why is she baking cookies with a cake pan, this girl must be a babbling ditz? Well, simple really! I still do not have a cookie sheet!! Haha. We figured we would get more use out of the cake pan and if we wanted to use it for cookies…well just line with parchment paper and bake a few at a time, and save the dough for the next bake! It’s a great way to control over-eating of cookies :)
Here’s how I bake my cookies in a cake pan…