Dear Home Ec 101:
I started to bake some cookies and realized I’m completely out of butter and margarine. Is there anything else I can use?
I can’t believe I’m out of butter!
Substitutions are a piece of cake if you know where to look. For your particular dilemma you have a choice.
1 cup of butter can be substituted with:
- 7/8 cup lard + 1 tsp salt
- 7/8 cup oil + 1 tsp salt
The texture will be slightly different, but your cookies will be edible. This site is an incredible resource for almost any substitution you may need.