While adding ingredients to mixture(for cookies), I forgot to put brown sugar.. Now that when i've baked cookies, what alternate can I add to retain their taste?

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    Was the brown sugar the only sweetener in the recipe ?
    – Max
    Oct 2, 2018 at 15:05
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    Frosting? Filling/cooking sandwiches? Ice cream sandwiches? Are you intent on using them as a cookie, or are you open to other applications?
    – moscafj
    Oct 2, 2018 at 15:10
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    'Crumble it up on top of ice cream' is always an option. Or fruit. Maybe even a crumb topping for a cobbler, or a crumb crust for a pie.
    – Joe
    Oct 2, 2018 at 15:38
  • @Joe I would say that one qualifies as an answer...
    – Fabby
    Oct 2, 2018 at 15:38
  • @moscafj Your comment is getting upvoted, so I would say it qualifies as an answer...
    – Fabby
    Oct 2, 2018 at 15:39

2 Answers 2


You will never be able to get sweetness into them in the same way as if you had added sugar to begin with, but you do have other options.

  • As Fabby said, you can add sweet things to them now which will result in a sweet topping (or sandwitch!).
  • Depending on the type of cookie (it would work better with soft cookies) you could try crumbling them up and mixing with icing to make a "cake pop" (cake pops are made by crumbling cake and mixing with icing).

Other non-cookie options:

  • You could crumble them and mix with some butter (to hold it together) and sugar/sweetener and use to line a pie/crumble/bars.
  • You could embrace the savoury and eat them as savoury biscuits - warm or toast them and top with butter or cheese or something. (Garlic butter?)

There are tons of things you can add to them after the fact:

  • Icing
  • Jam
  • Crème au beurre with lots of sugar
  • Whipped cream with 2 packs of vanilla sugar instead of one
  • Grated chocolate
  • Honey
  • ...

With some of the above (like jam, chocolate and honey), you can put them into the oven again at a low temperature (50°C / 120°F) and get a unique cookie!

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