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Old 06-02-2008, 03:10 AM   #1
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Cool Veggie oil for butter?

Hi everyone.

I'm craving chocolate chip cookies right now. One problem-- I ran out of butter, and anything of the like (shortening and margarine). Can I use vegetable oil instead?

How will it affect the taste? Ever done this/tasted this before?

Thanks in advance.


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Old 06-02-2008, 06:37 AM   #2
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Morning Miss Coolness....I'm not known as a baker, so I could be wrong, but I don't think it would work...(very well) later some of these baking ladies will be up and can weigh in on the subject....In the mean time,,,,Welcome to DC!!

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Old 06-02-2008, 06:40 AM   #3
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If one of the steps of the recipe is to whip the butter and sugar together, it won;t work.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:19 AM   #4
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If you have shortening you can use it instead. In fact, Crisco butter flavored shortening makes great cookies.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:40 AM   #5
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No - you can not sub oil for butter unless the recipe calls for "melted" butter.

Although there will be a difference in flavor, the biggest problem is in texture.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:32 AM   #6
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I found this recipe that uses oil instead of butter or shortening. The receipe has you creaming the oil with the sugars. There is more sugar then oil so it sounds like this will work. It sounds pretty good and they'll probably taste good too.

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