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Do you think my cookie dough would work if i only used half the amount of butter?

... I am having trouble justifying two sticks of butter in this recipe.


Asked by staciandababy at 12:54 PM on Jan. 5, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Probably not, baking is a science and if you start messing with the ingredients, the product doesn't turn out.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 2:45 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • No, you have to have the fats-solids-sugars ratios right for your cookies to come out right. You can sub 1/2 of it with vegetable shortening, or make a half batch, but you can't just cut the fats in half and have the cookies come out right.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 1:01 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Baking is chemistry. If you leave out a stick it will be horrible. What do you mean you can't justify using two sticks of butter in this recipe? Do you mean it's not that good of a result to spend that much on. If so, find another recipe.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 1:03 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • LOL Cut the recipe in half. Then you won't have to worry about using 2 sticks of butter. :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • You can substitute shortening for the butter.

    Answer by tasches at 1:52 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I figured, it's a gift, a jar of all the ingredients for cookies layered all pretty in sugar and chocolate chips, just add butter and egg. :) I can't half that

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 3:59 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Shake shake shake - and halve! Hehehe

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on Jan. 6, 2011