How to Substitute White Sugar for Brown Sugar

No need to ask if you can substitute white sugar for brown sugar. We've got the answer! We're sharing our must-have tips for substituting white sugar for brown sugar.

Substitute White Sugar

Out of brown sugar and wondering if you can substitute white sugar?

You can! White sugar in an equal amount will work fine, but your cookies will be a little crisper than if they had been made with brown sugar. Or, if you have molasses on hand, add 2 tablespoons molasses to every cup of substituted white sugar and you will not be able to tell the difference.

The granular nature and moistness of brown sugar make it a little sticky to accurately measure. It's really just a matter of packing it properly: See how here.

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