One way I’ve learned to overcome this is by weighing ingredients. My fingers get to stay debris free AND the measurements are more accurate.
This chart from the folks at King Arthur Flour makes measuring ingredients significantly easier.
Why pack brown sugar into a measuring cup when I can just pour it into a bowl set on-top of a scale? 🙂 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar is equal to 160 grams while 3/4 cup of granulated sugar is 149 grams. Yes, you need to look up the conversion but if you jot it down next to the traditional measurement in your recipe you’ll only have to look it up once.