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Making a Foil Sling

By Cook's Illustrated Published March 2010

Try this technique for lifting bar cookies out for baking pans.

Extracting bar cookies from baking pans can be tricky. Aluminum foil solves this problem, prevents sticking, and makes cleanup a breeze in recipes.

1. Fold an 18-inch length of foil lengthwise to an 8-inch width. Fit the foil into the length of a 13 by 9-inch baking pan, pushing it into the corners and up the sides of the pan; allow the excess to overhang the pan edges.

2. Cut a 14-inch length of foil and fit it into the width of the pan, perpendicular to the first sheet (if using extra-wide foil, fold the second sheet lengthwise to a 12-inch width). Spray with nonstick cooking spray.