Sugar powder is a staple ingredient used in baking and cooking to add sweetness to foods. Granulated white sugar and powdered sugar are the most common types. Granulated sugar has a crystal-like texture from sucrose derived from sugar beets or sugarcane. It dissolves easily and is used in recipes for cookies, cakes, breads, and more. Powdered sugar, also called confectioners' sugar, is granulated sugar that has been ground into a fine powder and combined with a small amount of cornstarch. Its smooth, powdery texture makes it ideal for dusting desserts, adding to frostings and icings, and sweetening whipped cream. When shopping, look for pure cane sugar versus sugar with additives. Store sugar in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Use within 2 years for best quality. Choose organic sugar when possible.