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Nutrition and Food Safety

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Although many sea-level cookie recipes will give you acceptable results at high altitudes, they can usually be improved by increasing the baking temperature 15-25oF. If you notice a soapy aftertaste in your cookies, lowering the amount of baking soda or baking powder by one-eighth teaspoon called for in your regular recipe may help.

If your cookies are spreading too much during baking, try reducing the sugar and/or fat content by one-eighth to one-fourth the recommended amount, or increase the flour and liquid called for by one-eighth to one-fourth the recommended amount.

Many cookie recipes have higher amounts of sugar and fat than necessary even at low altitudes. For more nutritious cookies with a few less calories, replace up to one-fourth of the sugar called for in the recipe with nonfat dry milk powder.

Source: Cooking and Baking it Up! Altitude Adjusters by Vicki Hayman, Phyllis Lewis, and Melissa Bardsley, University of Wyoming Extension Publication B-1310, 2018, with adaptations from UW Extension Cent$ible Nutrition cookbook.

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