Today we are going to find out if there is any difference in using salted or unsalted butter for cookies, as it is a very common question amongst bakers. Sometimes a recipe has an ingredient list that we just can’t match exactly.
Truthfully, unsalted butter is the most common choice between the two. This is because it does not add any extra flavor. It is simply the standard. So, now you know, if the recipe does not say, then go for unsalted butter.
SHOULD I USE SALTED OR UNSALTED BUTTER FOR COOKIES?
Well, it depends on the salt content in the butter. It is hard to create a general rule to replace regular salt with the salt present in salted butter because different manufacturers use different ratios.
BUT WHAT IF YOU ONLY HAVE SALTED BUTTER AND THE RECIPE CALLS FOR UNSALTED BUTTER?
I would advise you to only use unsalted butter. It is healthier, as fat as butter goes because it has no salt. It has the added bonus that you can use it for any kind of baking you want. And if that is something you do often, then you will thank me for it.