But remember, when making a brown sugar substitute be sure to measure accurately for best results. Some brown sugar substitutes may alter slightly the taste, texture, weight, or moisture content of the finished product. Whether this is good, bad or indifferent depends on your tastebuds. Regardless, we feel that these are the best alternatives to substitute for brown sugar in a pinch.
*If you choose white sugar as your substitute for brown sugar when making cookies, the resulting cookies will be slightly crisper than the original recipe. You may also miss the molasses flavor that brown sugar brings to your recipe.
To use dark brown sugar as a substitute for light brown sugar, simply add granulated sugar to your dark brown sugar until the color lightens.
A note regarding Substitutions...
Using these substitute suggestions may slightly alter the taste, texture or appearance of your resulting recipe. However, we recommend these substitutions as similar replacement ingredients when the original ingredients are unavailable.