How to Measure Flour

Knowing how to measure flour seems like it should be obvious, but it’s not. Learn how to measure flour the right way so your recipes come out perfect every time!

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I get comments on my dessert posts every day. Most comments are good, but some say that the recipe didn’t turn out. Whenever I get those comments I try to troubleshoot with the commenter because I want them to be able to enjoy the recipe as much as I did.

The recipe that gets a ton of comments? Any of my snowball recipes. Those are a delicate cookie and until I posted the first one a few years ago, I had no idea that so many people didn’t know how to measure flour correctly.

If you’re making cookies and the batter ends up too crumbly and dry, chances are it’s because you aren’t measuring your flour correctly. You might be packing your flour (accidentally or unknowingly) and using too much, which results in a crumbly cookie dough.

How to measure flour without a scale

Ask yourself: are you SCOOPING or SPOONING your flour into the measuring cup?

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