Can you still make peanut butter cookies without baking soda?

Question by *Save the flying unicorns*: Can you still make peanut butter cookies without baking soda?
I wanna make some peanut butter cookies but we don’t have baking soda can you make it without it?

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Answer by Ali

What do you think? Answer below!

  1. Mr. Smartypants says:

    Yes you can. They’ll just be a little heavier and chewier.

    Baking -powder- has both an acid and base ingredient, and when these ingredients get dissolved in liquid they produce little gas bubbles to ‘raise’ and lighten the cookies. When you use acidic ingredients, though (like vinegar, or buttermilk) it changes the acid/base balance, so you want to add a little more base, which is why you add some baking soda. So if you don’t have the baking soda, you don’t get as much rise.

  2. Josh Stables says:

    I believe so. I Remember reading 3 ingidient recipies on I dont believe baking soda was one of them. just google peanut butter cookies, and you will find 3 ingridient recipies there

  3. zaynpevy says:

    Some recipes call for baking soda, while others require baking powder. Either way, our ultimate goal is to prepare a tasty recipe with a pleasing texture. Since baking soda is basic in nature, it will create a bitter taste unless countered by the acidity of some other ingredient, like buttermilk. Whereas baking powder has both an acid and a base, hence it creates an overall neutral effect in terms of taste. Therefore, recipes that call for baking powder, require other neutral tasting ingredients, like milk. Baking soda is four times more stronger than baking powder hence one may have to use 2 – 3 times more baking powder than baking soda. Therefore, if a recipe calls for 1 tsp of baking soda, one should use 3 tsp of baking powder, and to prepare baking powder, one has to mix 2 tsp cream of tartar with 1 tsp baking soda.

  4. Ozeki says:

    yes, just will be dense. i usually eat all the batter before it gets to the oven anyway

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