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Can I use self-rising flour to make cookies?

Can I use self-rising flour to make cookies?

While it won’t work as a substitute in all baked goods, you can use self-rising flour to make cookies, as long as you understand the necessary adjustments. Unlike all-purpose flour, self-rising flour contains more than just the wheat. It also has salt and baking powder, which makes it similar to baking mixes.

Can you use self-rising flour instead of all-purpose for sugar cookies?

Though you can substitute self-rising flour for all-purpose, depending on the recipe, the results are likely to differ from what you’re used to. The cookies may have a different texture, be flatter or fluffier, be softer than usual and not brown well.

What happens if you use self-rising flour instead of all-purpose in cookies?

Let’s put these beauties to the test: into the oven they go. Ah, as I suspected: the self-rising flour cookies (right), with their lower protein, start to spread more quickly than those made with all-purpose flour. And that quicker spread yields slightly larger, flatter cookies.

What flour is best for cookies?

all-purpose flour
Most cookie recipes call for all-purpose flour. For the best results, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup and level with a knife. Do not sift unless the recipe specifically says to do so.

Can I substitute self-rising flour for all-purpose flour in pancakes?

All-purpose flour is made from wheat. There are some cases in which you can substitute the same amount of self-rising flour for the amount of all-purpose flour called for in a recipe. If a recipe calls for ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of baking powder per 1 cup of all-purpose flour, it’s safe to swap in self-rising flour.

Is bread flour OK for cookies?

Higher protein flours, such as bread or unbleached flour, can create more of the strong elastic gluten that makes cookies chewy. If cookies are too crumbly, use bread flour and sprinkle it with a little water (to form gluten) before combining the flour with other ingredients.

Is bread flour better for cookies?

The higher protein content in bread flour allows loaves of bread to rise and maintain their shape; the lower protein in all-purpose flour creates “shorter” baked goods, so it’s ideal for cookies, brownies and such.

How do you make cookies using self rising flour?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. stir in the self-rising flour to form a dough. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

How do I make chocolate chip cookies with self rising flour?

Instructions Preheat oven to 325. Melt margarine in a large sauce pan. Remove from heat and add brown sugar and self-rising flour. Mix well. Stir in eggs and vanilla and mix well. Pour into jelly roll pan (11 x 17) and spread out evenly. Sprinkle top with chocolate chips. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

What is the best cut out cookie recipe?

Directions In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in thickness. Cut out with Christmas cookie cutters of your choice. Decorate cookies with frosting and colored sugars.

How do you make sugar drop cookies?

Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift dry ingredients, all except sugar, together. Cream margarine, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat in dry ingredients until smooth. Blend in milk. Drop by tablespoon about 3 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.