The Best Sweeteners for Baking

Cane Syrup Chocolate Chip Cookie

4. Cane Syrup (also called golden, refinery or refiner’s syrup): “Most Unique”

The Sub: Used 3/4 cup in place of each cup of sugar in the classic recipe (see Note about using liquid sweeteners below).

The Verdict: #4. This syrup on its own has a delightfully bright, almost caramel-like flavor. When used in the cookies, it gave them a flavor reminiscent of butterscotch. The cookie was beautiful but a bit spongier than the original. If you use this syrup in your cookies, you can be sure people will ask for your secret ingredient.

*Note: When using a liquid sweetener, in place of granulated white and/or brown sugar, reduce liquids in the recipe by 2 tablespoons for each cup of sugar swapped. (In our testing, we eliminated 1 of the 2 eggs called for in the classic chocolate chip recipe.) And reduce oven temperature by 25°F.

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