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A question about a recipe: Cream Cheese Cookies

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I have a question about the recipe "Cream Cheese Cookies" from merrill. why use unsalted butter in cream cheese cookies instead of regular

asked by mooseman over 2 years ago
3 answers 1294 views
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added over 2 years ago

It's much easier to control the amount of salt when you use unsalted butter, also, I find cream cheese to be a bit on the salty side so if you used salted butter they just may be too salty,

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added over 2 years ago

The recipe calls for the addition of 1/2 tsp. salt, so using salted butter would yield too-salty cookies. Cream cheese also contains salt. Also, in general, unsalted butter is the standard for baking.

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added over 2 years ago

Salted butters don't all use the same amount of salt. Therefore, substituting it is going to be way harder than just using non-salted butter.