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Cookies without butter?

rednails | | Dec 16, 2008 03:57 PM

So I made and sent off to a friend 2 different batches of cookies, only to find out that she's lactose intolerant. One recipe had cream cheese and butter, the other one had oil. She could eat the second one easily but would have to take a pill ahead of time for the first one.

I've got 2 questions:

(1) Can I substitute margarine for butter in my cookie recipies? I'm sure the taste will be different, but what about the texture? Is it a dumb idea and not worth the effort?

(2) Does anyone have any tried and true cookie recipes that don't use dairy? Or know of any specific website where I can find some? I tried searching on Epicurious for "cookies without butter" and got recipes with ....butter.

I'd love to send her something she can actually eat without having to take a pill beforehand. Many thanks!

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