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    Food Substitution

    V'nut-Beyond Redemption
    Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:01 am Groupie
    This might be of help:

    Last edited by V'nut-Beyond Redemption on Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:31 am, edited 1 time in total
    Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:45 am
    Forum Host
    Cool! Maybe we should sticky it an see what everyone thinks?
    Marsha D.
    Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:02 am Groupie
    icon_wink.gif neat idea!
    V'nut-Beyond Redemption
    Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:31 am Groupie
    Thanks!! Sorry. It took me a while to figure out where the Sticky button was. icon_redface.gif icon_rolleyes.gif
    Muffin Head
    Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:51 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    haha, that's witty: "the cook's thesaurus"
    Chef #1800903764
    Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:18 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:04 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Is there a way to substitute butter in sugar cookies without losing the crunchiness of the cookie?
    Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:33 pm
    Forum Host
    Cyxprjus wrote:
    Is there a way to substitute butter in sugar cookies without losing the crunchiness of the cookie?

    Please clarify, I'm confused....
    Do you want to use butter in your sugar cookies instead of whatever fat your recipe specifies?
    Do you want to use another fat (margarine or shortening) in place of the butter specified in the recipe?
    Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:04 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    The recipe calls for butter, I would like to use a substitute to reduce the fat contain of my bake goods.
    Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:15 am
    Forum Host
    I know with cakes, you can sub unsweetened applesauce for up to 1/2 of the fat called for in the recipe......I do not know if it will work for cookies, because most cookies are made with a dough and not a batter. icon_confused.gif

    You just may have to change your cookie recipe , look for low fat cookie recipes. Low fat cookies are dryer and more cracker-like (think animal crackers or social tea biscuits in texture). It is the fat in cookie recipes that makes them soft and tender.

    There are a lot of bar type "cookies" that are lower in fat than standard cookies, consider those?
    Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:24 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    I see, yes I'm looking for those crunchy kind of cookies(crackers/biscuits) like animal biscuit. I was hoping to keep the fat content as low as possible as my uncle have cholestrol comnplications. I've tried applesauce but it turn out like a hard exterior with a dull chewy interior(like rubber). Wonder if there is better subsitute. Thanks for your reply.
    Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:56 pm
    Forum Host
    These are some of the low fat sugar cookies posted, the reviews might help you decide which might work for you

    Low Fat Sugar Cookies of Goodness
    Low-Fat Holiday Sugar Cookies With Icing That Hardens
    Low Fat Sugar Cookies
    Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:52 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    I'll try those you posted, thanks for the recipes! Hope it'll turn out good =)
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