can I substitute parchment paper for the foil in a bar cookie recipe

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    Probably. Almost certainly. If you say exactly what you're making, i can say for sure.
    – Jolenealaska
    Nov 19, 2014 at 14:22
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    @Stephie Presumably lining the pan to be able to lift the bars out after baking.
    – Cascabel
    Nov 19, 2014 at 14:32

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Short answer for a short question: Probably. Assuming you're using it to line the pan, paper might leave the cookies less browned than you'd like, but it will provide a physical barrier between cookies and pan just fine. If you're using it to cover the bar cookies to keep them warm, foil works a lot better than paper. If you're cooking the cookies in a makeshift pan made solely out of foil by shoving the whole thing into a campfire, paper will definitely not work.

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    +1 for the image of making a pan out of paper and shoving it into a campfire. Nov 19, 2014 at 17:13
  • an aptly cheeky response to a terminably(?) vague question! Nov 19, 2014 at 17:35
  • but it would work for boiling in a campfire Nov 19, 2014 at 22:54

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