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    Default Cookies w/self rising flour?

    Can I take a cookie recipe and substitute self rising flour for the regular flour, and leave out the salt and baking soda? I have regular flour, but no baking soda. I do have some of the self rising. Will it work ok???

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    I found this ( self rising has baking powder). I personally wouldn't sub that kinda stuff. I have found it's better not to experiment when baking as it usually doesn't turn out well.


    A. Both baking soda and baking powder are leavening agents, which means they are added to baked goods before cooking to produce carbon dioxide and cause them to 'rise'. Baking powder contains baking soda, but the two substances are used under different conditions.
    Baking Soda

    Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate. When baking soda is combined with moisture and an acidic ingredient (e.g., yogurt, chocolate, buttermilk, honey), the resulting chemical reaction produces bubbles of carbon dioxide that expand under oven temperatures, causing baked goods to rise. The reaction begins immediately upon mixing the ingredients, so you need to bake recipes which call for baking soda immediately, or else they will fall flat!

    Baking Powder

    Baking powder contains sodium bicarbonate, but it includes the acidifying agent already (cream of tartar), and also a drying agent (usually starch).




    Baking powder is available as single-acting baking powder and as double-acting baking powder. Single-acting powders are activated by moisture, so you must bake recipes which include this product immediately after mixing. Double-acting powders react in two phases and can stand for a while before baking. With double-acting powder, some gas is released at room temperature when the powder is added to dough, but the majority of the gas is released after the temperature of the dough increases in the oven.
    How Are Recipes Determined?

    Some recipes call for baking soda, while others call for baking powder. Which ingredient is used depends on the other ingredients in the recipe. The ultimate goal is to produce a tasty product with a pleasing texture. Baking soda is basic and will yield a bitter taste unless countered by the acidity of another ingredient, such as buttermilk. You'll find baking soda in cookie recipes. Baking powder contains both an acid and a base and has an overall neutral effect in terms of taste. Recipes that call for baking powder often call for other neutral-tasting ingredients, such as milk. Baking powder is a common ingredient in cakes and biscuits.

    Substituting in Recipes

    You can substitute baking powder in place of baking soda (you'll need more baking powder and it may affect the taste), but you can't use baking soda when a recipe calls for baking powder. Baking soda by itself lacks the acidity to make a cake rise. However, you can make your own baking powder if you have baking soda and cream of tartar. Simply mix two parts cream of tartar with one part baking soda.

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    Thanks for the quick answer...guess I'm not baking cookies. Not going out to the store in our zero degree weather. I'll wait 'til I get to the store.

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    Debster, what kind of cookies were you wanting to make? Does the flour bag have any recipes on it?

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    I was thinking sugar cookies maybe....hadn't really decided yet...just felt like baking. I remembered I poured my baking soda down the sink the other day w/vinegar to break thru a clogged sink (that works by the way). I had bought some self rising for beer bread, so I knew I had that. Was just wondering.

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    Sugar Cookies

    INGREDIENTS
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1/2 cup margarine, softened
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla, orange, or lemon extract
    2 cups white sugar
    2 1/2 cups self-rising flour

    DIRECTIONS
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    Beat all ingredients except self-rising flour with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add self-rising flour and mix well.
    Roll dough into balls, coat in sprinkles or favorite toppings, and flatten on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes until done.

    ~allrecipes~

    By the way, I've dumped the soda down the clogged drain, too, and yes, it does work!

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    Hey, thanks for the recipe!

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    So how did the cookies come out?
    Recently the store had self rising flour .25 for 5 pounds, so I bought a bunch.

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    I didn't bake them last nite...it got to late...maybe tonite.

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    Debster, I was just trying to find you a recipe for a quick cookie fix. Maybe you better stick with your T&T recipe and wait for the soda.

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