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Today's "Countdown to Christmas" cookie recipe calls for low-fat butter - can someone tell me of a brand name to look for? Is it like the whipped butter in tubs?
Land O Lakes lower fat butter sticks....but I haven't seen it in stores lately...
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I just today asked one of my DD if there was "reduced-fat butter" on the market. She always seems to know about such things. She said YES "the butter" when you melt it it is watery. In was in response to a Cookie recipe "Swirled Mint Cookies". Her son-in-law has just found out he is diabetic and I was looking for recipes that would be okay when I comes here to visit (especially for the holidays). I do not know how it can be reduced "as I was raised on a farm" and butter was "butter".
Lower-fat butter or margarine has a high water content & will not bake in traditional recipes well. There are sticks & also tubs of reduced calorie spreads...I'd double check the recipe & make sure it's formulated to work with the recipe. I believe some people whip butter with a mixer to incorporate more air (maybe they add in water or something else to increase the volume?) just to make real butter go further.
Lynn, yes the recipe called for half butter, softened and half reduced-fat butter, softened. That shocked me because I wasn't aware of reduced-fat butter plus it is probably higher priced because they have to add water. LOL
Grelo, I am with you about spreading butter thinner.
land o lakes margerine sticks are at walmart,publix,sweetbay and most grocery stores.
Margarine has the same fat content as butter, so mixing margarine with butter won't reduce the fat.
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