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Yes, You Can Make Brown Sugar (And Here's How)

Just two ingredients makes the most magical sweetener on earth.
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We've all been there: We decide to make cookies; we gather up all of our recipes; we may have even cracked open a few eggs. Then, we realize that we're fresh out of brown sugar. And since this dark sweetener is responsible for making cookies all soft and chewy, this is not okay.

If you're anything like us, you never really thought about what brown sugar is exactly. It just always been there for you, waiting at the grocery store to make its way into your chocolate chip cookies. But, brown sugar is in fact made. And if you keep your pantry well stocked for baking, you can make your own at home and never find yourself in a brown-sugar shortage again.

To make brown sugar you need one cup of white sugar and one tablespoon of molasses. Mix the two together -- this job is faster if you use an electric mixer -- until completely incorporated. Use it or store it -- it doesn't matter, because you just made brown sugar. If you want to take it up a notch and make dark brown sugar, just add another tablespoon of molasses. Joy the Baker does a great job of showing you just how easy making brown sugar can be.

Once you've got your hands on brown sugar, use it to make these recipes.

1
Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
2
Homemade Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts.
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Homemade Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
3
Mini Brown Sugar Glazed Graham Cracker Doughnuts
Half Baked Harvest
4
Brown Sugar Peaches And Cream Grilled French Toast
Half Baked Harvest
5
Brownie Banana Bread Cupcakes With Brown Sugar Cupcakes
How Sweet It Is

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