Baker’s 13: The Ultimate Baking Mat

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I love to bake. I hate how my cookie sheets look afterwards. Even more, I hate having to clean them. That is where Baker’s 13 comes in. Have you seen their awesome baking mats?

Baker’s 13 just goes to show that you can have fun with your baking mat. The first time I saw the Emoticon Baking Mat, I had to laugh. I totally fell on love with it. Best of all, cookies will never stick to this. The extra thick silicone lasts longer and keeps its shape. I also love that it is dishwasher safe!

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I also love that it shows you where to put your cookies! I now can get more cookies on my cookie sheet!

These are the best baking mats! I recommend getting one!

Silpat

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Silpat® products are a must-have for all bakers. Silpat® is the original non-stick baking mat. They are great for working with sticky materials such as gooey batter, taffy, caramel, doughs and anything your imagination allows — nothing sticks!

Silpat® Non-Stick Baking Mats are made of fiberglass and food grade silicone. Silpat® products are completely food safe. They also are FDA, NSF® and Kosher certified.

Can I tell you how much I totally love this? It is awesome. It is saving my cookie sheets. I have made everything from cookies to breaksticks to fish on here. I am just as impressed with it every time I use it! The fact that all I have to do is wipe it down after I’m finished has made me fall in love. This is an awesome product and you should be in your kitchen right now!!

#MMsGetCorny

Who isn’t a M&M’s fan? I know my family enjoys a ton of the M&M’s candy. Did you know that they have recently come out with a new product? It is called M&M’s Candy Corn White Chocolate. How yummy does this M&M’s candy corn sound? Now, your local Walmart should be carrying this (however, mine does not). Now, with a cool new product, of course, we need a cool recipe to use them in. For Halloween, I personally like to make scarecrow cookies. Here’s what my shopping trip looked like:

Here’s the recipe:

For the cookies:

1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
19 oz package of M&M’s (separate out about 100 M&M’s for the scarecrow eyes and a few extra to snack on along the way)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, mix together the butter and sugars until they are light and fluffy. Then beat in the egg, the vanilla, and the M&Ms. (This make break the M&Ms but you don’t see the cookie after the frosting anyway).

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add both bowls together and mix.

Grease your cookie sheets and then drop 1 heading teaspoon (or a heading tablespoon if you want larger cookies). Bake for 10 – 13 minutes. Cool, then frost.

Frosting

6 tbsp butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup of milk
1 tsp of vanilla

Melt the butter on your stovetop. Remove from the heat and add in the powdered sugar. Add the milk. If needed, keep adding more milk until you get the consistency that you are looking for. Frost the top of each cookie.

To decorate the cookies:

Sugar wafers
Candy corn
M & M’s
Bran cereal
Licorice Strings

First, cut a sugar wafer in half. Add a dollop of frosting to the top edge of the cookie and stick a wafer half to it for a hat top. Place a whole sugar wafer just below the hat top for a brim. Add a small licorice piece for hat trim. Press pieces of the bran cereal into the frosting around the hat. For the face, press on a candy corn nose, M & M eyes, and a licorice string mouth.

And this what they look like:

This recipe has been entered into a contest, so help me by voting.  :)

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias . #cBias