All questions

I am pretty sure I mixed up the baking soda/power amounts in a batch of cookies. Is this going to totally mess me up? Dough is chilling in the fridge now.

asked by KitchenLittle almost 8 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

4 answers 842 views
anyone
added almost 8 years ago

Sorry, but in my opinion there is nothing to do at this point but bake and see what the outcome is. Good luck!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

drbabs
drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 8 years ago

I agree with anyone--just bake a few and see what happens! You could double the rest of the ingredients and reverse the baking powder and soda to balance but you'd have to be sure that you mixed them up in the first place. Good luck!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

mrslarkin
added almost 8 years ago

Depending on how much of the two you used, that could either be a disaster or a happy accident. I agree, no way of knowing until you bake and see! Good luck!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Sadassa_Ulna
added almost 8 years ago

Did the recipe call for soda and you used powder? I think it means your cookies might puff too much and be cakey? If that's what happens in your test batch you might try rolling the dough real thin - btwn wax paper if need be, or lots of flour on your surface and pin. Cut into squares and bake those and see if the puff/thinness cancel each other out... Baking powder is baking soda plus cream of tartar (acidity) so if you double up your recipe you could reduce whatever the acid is in your recipe(perhaps molasses). Good luck!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)