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post #1 of 89
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I have some requests for pumpkin rolls, but I've never made them before. I got a recipe from this site, but I have one question.

I do not have a jelly roll pan. Can I use a cookie sheet? Please forgive me if you want to roll your eyes right now - icon_lol.gif and icon_rolleyes.gif - I am just looking to avoid paying for something that, to me, is just a cookie sheet.

Is this dumb? Has anyone done it?

TIA!!!
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post #2 of 89
I feel the same way. I don't want to have to buy a jelly roll pan if I could just use a cookie sheet. I haven't tried it yet but I don't see why it wouldn't work if the size is close to what recipe states. Hopefully someone has tried it with a cookie sheet and can let us know.
post #3 of 89
Yeah!!!Finally a question I can answer. You do not need a jelly roll pan at all. I do about 25 of these a year and I always use a cookie sheet.

Lay your wax paper on the cookie sheet. Make sure you use a spray or shortening to grease it(I like the spray) - I've used sheets with the sides and without - both work just fine

Pour your batter on the wax paper - smooth it out

Bake in the oven - don't over bake it though

When you take it out of the oven immediately flip over onto a towel(with no fuzzies) and peel off the wax paper

roll up the cake in the towel and I put it in the freezer until it cools down - Then spread on the cream cheese mixture when it cools, roll it back up and wrap it
Can you tell I get excited about pumpkin rolls icon_biggrin.gif
post #4 of 89
Oh, by the way I don't think its a dumb question at all....I didn't know until I tried it. That's what we are all here for!
post #5 of 89
I couldn't have said itbetter myself ge978!
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post #7 of 89
Thanks ge978!!
post #8 of 89
No problem..I'm happy when I can help. If anyone has anymore questions let me know- pumpkin rolls are my biggest seller at Thanksgiving. I think I might double my usual this year!
post #9 of 89
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Oh, thank goodness! Thanks for the tips, too!

BTW-where in Ohio are you? I'm inbetween Akron and Canton! icon_lol.gif
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post #10 of 89
No problem...happy to help. By the way, what do you charge for your pumpkin rolls?
post #11 of 89
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I don't know? icon_razz.gif People my mom works with are wanting me to make some. There used to be a girl in her office that made them, and they all went ga-ga over them. She's been gone for a few years, but they still ask my mom for them! So I'm going to try to make one and see how it goes. I'll have to ask my mom if she remembers what thet girl charged...
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post #12 of 89
..just to add a note..I dust the cheesecloth )or if you prefer a towel) with powdered sugar so that it doesn't stick to it when I turn it out!
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post #13 of 89
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Ooh, another great tip - thanks!!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #14 of 89
ge978~
That was a great tip!! Ok.. now I want to make a pumpkin roll. Could you give me a good recipe? I've never made one so I'll need a lot of tips!! Thanks so much!!
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post #15 of 89
I've used powdered sugar on a towel with good results but have gotten better results using granulated sugar.
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