Can you subsitute brown sugar and vanilla extract?!

Question: Can you subsitute brown sugar and vanilla extract!?
I want to make these cookies and the recipe says to have brown sugar and vanillla extract
but i don't have them is there anyway to subsitute it having the same taste or should i just go out to buy them and does anyone have any chocolate chip recipes that don't call for brown sugar and vanilla extract and is baking powder and soda the same or differnt!? please explainWww@FoodAQ@Com

1) You can substitute regular sugar and molasses for light brown sugar (1 c!. sugar + 3 tbsp molasses = 1 c!. light brown sugar); chances are if you don't have brown sugar, you probably don't have molasses, but it's at least a possibility!. You didn't say whether the recipe called for dark or light brown sugar, so I just assumed it was light!.

2) There is no real substitute for vanilla extract, except maybe vanilla beans (again, if you don't have the extract, you probably don't have the beans on hand)!. You can omit it without a huge loss in flavor!.

3) Baking soda and powder are very different!. Baking powder includes baking soda in it, and both are used to leaven baked goods!. The difference is that baking soda needs a liquid acid to activate (e!.g!. lemon juice, buttermilk) and baking soda needs any liquid to activate (because it contains an acid)!. So, if the recipe calls for baking powder and you use baking soda, it won't activate (i!.e!. create a bunch of bubbles and make whatever you are baking lighter and airier) and whatever you bake will fall flat!.

If you have baking soda and need baking powder, you can make your own baking powder (but you have to use it ASAP): 1 tbsp baking soda + 2 tbsp cream of tartar + 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch = 4 1/2 tbsp baking powder!. If you have baking powder but need baking soda, you'll need to go to the store!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Brown sugar makes chocolate chip cookies chewier, and the more molasses content in the brown sugar, the chewier, which is why if you would use dark brown sugar for extra chewy cookies!.
Regular white granulated sugar wouldn't make it chewy, but you can substitute the same amount of white for the brown!.
The vanilla gives the cookies a delicious fragrance and has much effect on the taste!.
Subbing the white for the brown and leaving out the vanilla will most likely make the cookies a bit bland, crumbly, and different, but it shouldn't hurt much!.
Baking powder and baking soda are very different!. Sometimes they're both mixed together to leaven cookies and a few other baked goods!. Baking powder is mostly used for cakes and muffins, like pancakes, waffles, and muffins!. Baking soda is mostly used for quick breads!.
To sub baking soda for powder, mix some baking soda with a bit of cream of tartar, ratio soda to tartar 7:1!. I've subbed soda for powder before in pancakes, and it was OK, but I'd always suggest to use the exact ingredient!.

Subbing one for the other is always very risky, so be careful!. Go out and buy them is my top suggestion!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Baking powder and baking soda can be substituted!. Baking powder is made from 2 parts cream of tartar and 1 part baking soda!. Just use a tiny bit more baking powder if the recipe calls for baking soda!. If you are substituting baking soda for baking powder, use cream of tartar or a little buttermilk!.

Brown sugar can be substituted with molasses, maple syrup, honey or white sugar!. If you are a novice cook, I wouldn't suggest the molasses or maple syrup substitution!.

Vanilla extract can be substituted with liqueur!. Do you have any Grand Marnier or rum!? Coffee liqueur would be good also!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Brown Sugar Substitute

For each 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar called for in a recipe, use 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses plus 1 cup granulated sugar!.

To make light brown sugar from dark brown sugar, use 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar!.

For dark brown sugar, use 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar plus 1 tablespoon molasses; or 1 cup granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup molasses!.

Try a different extract maybe maple or almond!. also try a liqueorWww@FoodAQ@Com

with the brown sugar(its a mixture of molasses and sugar) you have to use vanilla extract!. the cookies will only come out right if you follow the directions!.go out and buy themWww@FoodAQ@Com

The brown sugar is used to sweeten or bind the cookies together!. You could use honey and/or normal sugar instead!.

You can probably just leave the vanilla out!.!.!.it shouldnt effect the taste too much!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Baking soda is what you use for chocolate chips cookies!. Maybe just buy the ready made cookies where they sell the biscuitsWww@FoodAQ@Com

baking power has baking soda in it plus an acidic ingredient using tartar!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

You should be on your way to the store!. THere are no substitutes!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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