The Best Sweeteners for Baking (Page 9)

Coconut Sugar

Coconut Sugar (sometimes called coconut palm sugar): “New Kid on the Block”

The Sub: Used cup for cup in place of both sugars in the classic recipe.

The Verdict: This sweetener touts its ability to replace sugar in any recipe. However, the cookies were noticeably different when made with coconut sugar: darker, cakier, drier—to name a few. Some tasters appreciated the more mellow sweetness the coconut sugar provided. Don’t expect your cookies to taste like coconut, though: just a hint of toasty, molasses flavor came through. These weren’t the prettiest cookies in the batch, but if you don’t like overly sweet cookies this sweetener may work for you.

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