I was wondering what type of butter do I use (unsalted/salted) when a recipe just calls for butter. I am so confused and I am trying to make Christmas cookies but don't want them to come out bad. I know salt cuts the sweetness, right? So, is it based on the amount of sugar or is there an unwritten rule to always use a certain type when it just says butter. Thanks so much and Happy Holidays to all!
I always use unsalted when I bake cakes and cookies, but if it doesn't specify, you can probably use either.
If there's no salt in your recipe, you'll probably need to use salted butter. I use unsalted unless otherwise specified.
I always use salted because that is what I always have on hand. Just cut down a little on the salt you add.
I use salted and just omit the salt called for in the recipe.
I always use unsalted, so that I can control the amount of salt and it is consistent.
before I ever knew anything about baking or anything I heard Martha Stewart say, "the only thing you use salted butter for is toast!" So I always get the unsalted...........I even use the UNsalted on my toast (don't tell Martha!)
I use whatever I have but if I use salted I don't add the salt called for in the recipe.
I always use unsalted because my cookie recipes call for salt
I use salted butter as a condiment. Unsalted for baking and cooking.
Thanks so much everyone!!