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How do you use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar?

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Using powdered sugar in a recipe that calls for granulated sugar means substituting 1 3/4 cups of powdered sugar for every 1 cup of granulated sugar the recipe calls for. However, baked goods such as cookies and cakes will not rise as well with powdered sugar.

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How do you use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar?
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Do not use powdered sugar in recipes that are already thickened to a desired point. Powdered sugar contains a small amount of cornstarch which acts as a thickening agent in cooking. Powdered sugar is granulated sugar that has been crushed into a finer powder. It is most often used in homemade frosting recipes and as a sweetener for foods such as French Toast.

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