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Old 11-27-2011, 11:20 PM   #1
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Question Can I replace butter with margarine?

I am want to make the sugar cookie . And in my supermarket they the butter is very expensive and the margarine is cheap . But in the recipe it said need to have butter. Can I replacement the butter ?


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Old 11-27-2011, 11:25 PM   #2
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I would use butter. Is it a lot more expensive than margarine? Margarine will not give that same flavor as butter.

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Old 11-27-2011, 11:30 PM   #3
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If you choose margarine, choose one that is suitable for baking, the package will usually indicate that. Always use sticks and NOT spread that comes in a tub, spread in a tub is not suitable for baking.

I much prefer butter, but in a cookie recipe like that margarine will work also.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:45 AM   #4
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If your cookie recipe is similar to a spritz cookie, you cannot substitute margarine for butter because the spritz cookie requires a specific fat to moisture ratio. If you can share a link to the recipe or the recipe, it might help answer the question. I read s/where that margarine that is 60% oil is preferred for baking, but I don't use margarine. Butter freezes quite well, so watch for specials on butter and freeze it so you have it for baking.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:28 AM   #5
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I am probably breaking ALL the rules BUT I interchange BUTTER flavored Crisco for butter sometimes and I have had no problems. I NEVER use margerine.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:59 PM   #6
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A lot of times we (my family) cannot have dairy. My wife is a baker and she always uses margarine, especially when making cookies. It is absolutelly possible to substitude, you just have to paly with recipe to get it right.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:04 PM   #7
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Because margerine is mostly oil, you will find that your cookies will spread more than if you used butter. They will be flat. If you do use margerine, I would suggest that you put the cookie tray in the fridge after you have place your cookie dough on it and let them chill before you put them in the oven. This will help to keep the spread to a minimum.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:30 PM   #8
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In your kitchen you can do what ever works for you. Many recipes work exchanging butter and margarine. However with the taste of margarine, I can believe it's not butter.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:55 PM   #9
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Yes you can substitute stick margarine for butter.

But butter tastes better and is better for your health than margarines that have trans fats.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:39 PM   #10
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My mom always used margarine. It was what they could afford. It was no problem, and few people knew the difference. Since us kids never had butter, we sure as heck didn't. Just use stick butter for same = same measurements, not soft or whipped.

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