A baking mat has the same function as the parchment paper but is much easier and practical to use. You will not have to throw away your baking mat after using it, you can use it time and time again. These baking mats are often made in silicone or glass fiber and are practical to use as well as easy to clean. Both materials prevent the cookies from sticking to the tray when they are finished.
If you bake often, it is clearly worthwhile to invest in a baking mat. The silicone mats, you can simply put in the dishwashing machine after usage. Here you can also find a macaron mold in the shape of a mat in silicone. With the help of this mold, which is also called a whoopie sheet, you can easily get the perfectly shaped macarons.