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Can I use demerara sugar in a chocolate chip cookie recipe?

javaandjazz Jan 25, 2012 12:19 PM

I have had it in the cabinet for some recipe that I can't even remember. Going to make chocolate chip cookies this weekend and thought about using that sugar up. Thanks!

  1. Caitlin McGrath Jan 25, 2012 01:28 PM

    Sure, it will work fine and taste good (like using light brown sugar).

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    1. re: Caitlin McGrath
      javaandjazz Jan 25, 2012 02:45 PM


    2. JoanN Jan 25, 2012 03:08 PM

      I agree with Caitlin that it will taste just fine. But you should keep in mind that most demeraras are large grain and may add a bit of crunch to your cookie. Nothing wrong with that; it's just that the cookie may not have the texture you're used to.

      1. todao Jan 25, 2012 05:06 PM


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          luciaannek Jan 25, 2012 05:59 PM

          Yeah, I bet it'd taste even better. a little more molasses content.

          1. candypandora Jan 25, 2012 06:19 PM

            I had a delicious cookie at Disneyland once that was made with some large-grain sugar. It had a very pleasing sugar-crystal crunch.
            Since I am a big nerd, I would probably measure the demerara by weight, since the volume measurement will be off, since the crystals are bigger.

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