need help with measurements for this cookie recipe!
I hate recipes that use volume measurements, because volume measurements aren't accurate; they're fine for measuring liquid ingredients but are extremely inaccurate to measure dry ingredients, because dry ingredients are BY WEIGHT and every dry ingredient measures/weighs differently.
I found a recipe for a maple cutout cookie, unfortunately the measurements are in volume. Below is the link for the cookie recipe:
I can't find a similar recipe to the one I found, that has the measurements in ounces and/or grams.
Yes I can use a converter but this further complicates things because depending on which site I go to to convert from volume measurements to metric/weight measurements I get different measurements in grams for the same ingredient.
This is what I mean (by what I just described above):
King Arthur Flour
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/learn/ingredient-weight-chart.html (1 cup all-purpose flour is 4-1/4 ounces or 120 grams)
http://www.convert-me.com I type in 'all-purpose flour, U.S., sifted' as the ingredient and when I type in 120 grams and/or 4-1/4 ounces, I get 1.20 cups which is 3 Tablespoons more than a cup.
I realize that 3 tablespoons is not big of a deal, but you have to be accurate with measurements in baking, and since every site I go to tells me different measurements for the same ingredient when I convert to grams and/or weight measurements (e.g. ounces) HOW do I know which measurement is the most accurate and correct one to use?
How do I know which site has the most accurate weight/metric measurement?