Missing Buttermilk? No problem. All you need is:
1 cup whole or 2% milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar
Combine the milk and lemon juice.
Let stand 5-10 minutes. Let the mixture stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. When the buttermilk is finished, the milk will be a bit thicker and you should see small curdled bits, however your buttermilk will not be as thick as store bought buttermilk.
Be sure to use this substitute, including curdled bits, as you would buttermilk in your recipe.
You can half, double or triple this recipe as needed!
In need of a rolling pin to make your famous sugar cookies? This is one tool most people end up forgetting they need until they are wrist deep in cookie dough! However, something as simple as a wine bottle (or any round bottle, glass preferably) will do! Just wash off the outside, dust on a little flour and you are on your way.
Here is another brown sugar hack you can try as well! You can make your own brown sugar by simply combining white sugar and molasses in a food processor. All you need is two tablespoons of molasses per one cup of sugar. And if you do not have molasses you should really consider grabbing a bottle with your next grocery trip, it’s always great to have on hand!