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Old 07-27-2006, 01:12 PM   #1
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Question Cream of Tartar sub in cookie recipe

I have a cookie recipes that calls for 2 teaspoons cream of tartar. I don't have any and don't want to go to the store for just that. Can I leave it out? What can I substitute?


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Old 07-27-2006, 01:58 PM   #2
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It may depend on the recipe. Here is a sub.
cream of tartar = potassium acid tartrate = potassium bitartrate Substitutes: lemon juice (use 3 times as much) OR vinegar (use 3 times as much

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Old 07-27-2006, 02:40 PM   #3
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Just go scrape the white stuff out of the insides of a used wine barrel... no problem.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:14 PM   #4
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If your recipe calls for both cream of tartar and baking soda - you could try this using baking powder: 3.2 teaspoons Baking Powder to replace the cream of tartar and REDUCE the baking soda by 3/4 teaspoons from what is called for in the recipe.
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:23 PM   #5
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Just guessing here...were you making snickerdoodles?
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:08 AM   #6
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Yes, I made Snickerdoodles-good guess! They came out OK by doing what Michael suggested. Thanks!

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