Can I use salt substitute in baking cookies?

  • Posted by: p-girl
  • June 18, 2014


SpaCook June 19, 2014
Salt consumed in non-processed 'whole' foods is generally not an issue for those limiting salt intake. As creamtea says, it's such a small amount, it's worth using the real deal. :-)
creamtea June 19, 2014
It would probably affect the flavor; the amount of salt in a recipe is relatively small, so in my opinion, it's worth just using the real thing.
HalfPint June 19, 2014
If you are on a salt-restricted diet, just leave it out. I agree with @creamtea about the substitute adding an unwanted off flavor to your cookies. Salt is often added to cookies (and a lot of sweets) to round out the sweetness. It enhances sweetness without the need to add more sugar.
Recommended by Food52