Can bleached and unbleached all purpose flour be interchanged for baking purposes?

I don't bake often but plan to make Merrill's mom's cream cheese cookies to bring to a shower this weekend. I bought unbleached all purpose flour instead of bleached. Will it make a difference?

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  • October 13, 2011
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boulangere
boulangere October 13, 2011

No, it shouldn't make any difference at all. Bleached flour tends to have a bit lower protein content than unbleached, but these cookies are beautifully tender regardless, and you should do fine.

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2BPB
2BPB October 14, 2011

Thanks. I will go ahead and try the unbleached flour.

JessicaBakes
JessicaBakes October 13, 2011

Bleached flour has a lower protein content, so these cookies would be lighter and fluffier with the bleached flour.

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chez_mere
chez_mere October 13, 2011

Besides the protein content as people have already mentioned, unbleached flour may mean your cookies are not quite as white as they would be otherwise. But it would probably take a side by side comparison to notice the difference.

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happycao
happycao October 14, 2011

A question related to that question: is bleached flour the same as cake flour then?

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happycao October 14, 2011

Another question related to this: is bleached flour the same as cake flour?

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happycao October 14, 2011

Another question related to this: is bleached flour the same as cake flour?

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happycao October 14, 2011

Another question related to this: is bleached flour the same as cake flour?

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