(Closed) NWR: for the foodies… is Cocoa Powder, instant cocoa mix the same?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

nope! they are definitely not the same thing. cocoa powder is an unsweetened ingredient. swiss miss is… well, I don’t know what it is! let us know how the recipe turns out!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

@crebre80 , I bake a lot and I would guess that the recipe is actually talking about unsweetened cocoa powder, which is used in baking.  Prepared cocoa mix has sugar and other additives, whereas I think this one is made for a recipe with additional sugar.


Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

They aren’t the same thing, cocoa mix has sugar and corn syrup added into it while cocoa powder is the pure powder from cocoa beans. You might be able to substitute the cocoa mix but you would want to cut back on the sugar. I looked in some of my cookbooks and with having to cut back on the sugar you wouldn’t get the appropriate amount of cocoa for these cookies. Sorry!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yep, they’ll be a little fluffier with the egg white but it should work.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I’d guess that you could take the cocoa powder out and the cookies would still turn out.  If it were me, I might try adding an extra 1/4 cup of flour, so that the consistency of the dough stays the same.  (like subbing that for the cocoa).

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

ahahahahahaaa. You just made my evening crebre! 🙂 Happy low-fat baking sans cocoa powder.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Crebre, good luck with your cookies!  That’s interesting that they have cocoa powder in there.  Maybe it makes up for having less chips?  Though I don’t really know how that compares to other cookie receipes because I’m also cooking illiterate!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

… you are so cute. I super love you.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I definitely did not know they were two different things (and I bake a lot)!  This could explain the funny consistency of my pumpkin brownies from Thanksgiving. 🙁

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I don’t know if you have a Trader Joe’s nearby (or if it’s available elsewhere) but there’s this mix called “No-Pudge Fudge Brownie Mix” that you mix with non-fat yogurt that’s really good and chocolate-y and won’t bust your diet… I recommend it!

 

http://www.nopudge.com/

 

You can also make a ‘single serving’ in the microwave!

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