Sugar Cookies

The Sugar Cookie Code

Have you ever been in one of those situation when you’re just about ready to start baking a batch of cookies and realised… you’re out of Caster Sugar? You could go to the shops but, really, who has time for that? Not to worry. You can work with so many other varieties of sugar, you just need to understand the Sugar Cookie Code.

Different sugars have different qualities when it comes to the flavour, colour and texture that it gives your baking. Lucky for you, we’ve cracked the code so you’ll know exactly how your cookies or biscuits will turn out. No guessing required.

Our classic Sugar Cookies use 100g of Caster Sugar in the recipe to create lightly golden, smooth cookies every time. For most other types of sugars, you can replace the Caster Sugar in equal parts but with varying colours and textures.

Low GI Sugar: Use slightly more sugar (110g) for a cripsy, crunchy biscuit.

Rapadura Sugar: Use the same amount (100g) for a golden-flecked colour with a dark caramel flavour.

Brown Sugar: Use the same amount (100g) for a soft, golden biscuit and delicate toffee flavour.

Coconut Sugar: Use the same amount (100g) for a golden-flecked biscuit with a butterscotch flavour.

Raw Caster Sugar: Use the same amount (100g) for a lightly caramel flavoured biscuit.

Got another type of sugar in your pantry? Write a comment below and we’ll help you decode how much to use and what your cookies will turn out like.

3 Responses to The Sugar Cookie Code

  1. Kerryn July 22, 2019 at 11:01 am #

    Regular white sugar?

    • CSR Sugar July 23, 2019 at 11:22 am #

      Yes regular white sugar! There’s a lot of confusion about sugar types so we use that term to help non-bakers distinguish what we’re talking about: white sugar.

  2. Lyn Kemp January 31, 2020 at 5:59 pm #

    We learned years ago in Home Eco classes at high school that the normal every day sugar was classed as 1A Sugar. I still think of it as 1A Sugar.

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