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Flour question--cookies

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drcmk Dec 22, 2007 02:41 PM

I used up all of my all-purpose flour today, but I have a box of "cake flour." Do you think I could substitute cake flour for all-purpose flour in my gingerbread and oatmeal cookie recipes? It would be better for Christmas harmony if I didn't have to send my husband to the supermarket for flour tomorrow!

Thank you!

  1. coll Dec 22, 2007 02:43 PM

    Not for those two cookies! They will come out very soft.

    1. m
      meta Dec 22, 2007 02:50 PM

      Theoretically, 1 cup + 2 T cake flour = 1 C AP flour, but I've never tested this theory. I think you could try it without a lot of risk in those recipes.

      meta
      http://www.pastrystudio.blogspot.com/

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        drcmk Dec 23, 2007 01:00 PM

        Thanks for your help. I didn't measure the cake flour but added enough until the dough "felt right." The cookies came out just fine.

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          m
          meta Dec 23, 2007 01:42 PM

          Great! Let's hear it for Christmas harmony!

          meta
          http://www.pastrystudio.blogspot.com/

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