Wax paper vs. Parchment paper. Is there a difference? YES! I thought they were the same thing! How come no one told me? Maybe I should have asked...
Last night I made a batch of pumpkin macarons and used parchment paper for the first time. It was in the holiday aisle at Target.
When I took the cookies off the paper, I had ah-ha moment! WTH? Why have I not used this earlier? Doh! They work as well as a silpat!
Rule: Don't use wax paper for macarons! Use parchment! Works as well as a silpat!