I forgot to add the brown sugar to a cookie mix. I have added all the ingredients including the flour. Can I still add the sugar to the mix?

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    Can you post a link to the recipe you're using or can you at least give some more information about what kind of cookies you're making? Have you already mixed your other ingredients? Dec 28, 2014 at 21:05

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Cookie mixes (and similar mixes) usually call for the dry and wet ingredients to be mixed separately, which is mostly to prevent over-mixing and to properly control the amount of time that the baking powder/soda (or whatever chemical leavener is in there) is allowed to start its reaction before going into the oven.

Of course you can still mix the sugar in later, you're just more likely to end up with a cookie that's drier and/or harder, with a "grittier" texture, due to the extra mixing.

The bigger problem is waiting; cookie mixes are usually designed to leaven very quickly once mixed, so if you let the mixed dough sit for an hour before baking it, you might end up with very flat cookies. They should taste more or less the same, and certainly aren't going to harm you, they'll just have a weird look and texture.


a recipe needing brown sugar typically produces a more chewy cookie. If it didnt ask you to do anything like cream it with the butter then it should be fine. Only problem would be that you might get grains of sugar in the mixture and mixing it extra might make it a lil tough because gluten

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