October 28, 2009 3:29 PM Subscribe
Quick! Help me continue my snickerdoodle baking extravaganza now that I'm out of cream of tartar!
posted by padraigin to food & drink (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am making about a million cookies for Halloween festivities at my kids' school tomorrow.
I ran out of cream of tartar and need to make one more batch of dough.
My snickerdoodle recipe calls for one teaspoon of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar.
I have baking powder. My cookbook (America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, where the snickerdoodle recipe I'm using is found) indicates that one teaspoon of baking powder can be replaced with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar.
I don't get how 1/4 teaspoon of anything plus 1/2 teaspoon of anything equals a teaspoon of something else, but I need to know if I can substitute baking powder for the baking soda/cream of tartar combo in this recipe without totally jacking it up, and if so, in what proportion?