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Old 03-13-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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Margarine or oil?

is it healthier to use margarine or oil, and if so can you substitute oil for margarine in cookies or will it not come out the same??

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Old 03-13-2011, 11:15 PM   #2
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It won't turn out the same. Margarine might be healthier but there's alot of additives in it. It's not a good idea to substitute oil for margarine. But, if you can find an oil recipie, I've found it turns out better.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:50 AM   #3
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Regular margarine is decidedly unhealthy.

Try butter.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:22 AM   #4
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I regularly sub butter for oil in cookies and cakes. Gives a great flavor.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:26 PM   #5
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I regularly sub butter for oil in cookies and cakes. Gives a great flavor.
Agreed.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:30 PM   #6
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Butter makes it better. Naturally.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:13 AM   #7
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I have Norwegian and Swedish recipes from my grandmother that DO NOT work if you sub the butter for margarine, shortening, or oil. I like unsalted butter for most of the things I bake.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:21 AM   #8
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I like margarine. It gives a very nice flavor. But in regular cooking (not baking), I use extra virgine olive oil. It is very healthy.
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