Craving for some sugar cookies? Watched a recipe? Went to the kitchen but didn’t find all the ingredients??
Oops! But where there is a will, there is away.
And the way is you can still make sugar cookies to fulfill your cravings even if you don’t have an ingredient.
And what’s missing actually? BUTTER?
No problem at all. I am here with an amazing way to help you out, and you will get your cookies as yummy as they are with butter or even better. Most people might not have butter but will have oil in their homes.
Make Cookies with Oil instead of Butter:
Now you will think that what kind of oil you can use. The great news is you can use any oil that you have at your home, and the results will be the same. You can use coconut oil, vegetable oil, or olive oil.
You can use ¾ cup of oil instead of 1 cup of butter for the perfect results.
The shelf life of different oils:
As for butter, you need to store it in a refrigerator, but that is not the case for oils. You can easily store oils on your shelf, and that is why most people don’t have butter but probably must-have oils. But before using it, let me tell you their shelf life:
- VEGETABLE OIL: 6 months
- COCONUT OIL: 2 years
- OLIVE OIL: 20 months
If you don’t want to use oils, you can also use yogurt, buttermilk, applesauce, but the best option is oil as the oil will not change the basic taste of a sugar biscuit.
HOW TO MAKE SUGAR COOKIES WITH OIL? (BUTTER SUBSTITUTE)
Now the whole process is mainly divided into seven steps. Let’s get into them
STEP 1: TAKE OUT THE INGREDIENTS
This step brings you to the point that which ingredients do you need? So let’s gather up our ingredients.
- Flour: 2 cups
- Oil: ¾ cup
- Baking powder: ½ tsp
- Sugar: ¾ cup (granulated)
- Salt: ½ tsp
- Egg: 1
- Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
Now that you have gathered the ingredients, let’s move to step 2
STEP 2: MIX ALL THE DRY INGREDIENTS
In a bowl, whisk up flour, salt, and baking powder.
STEP 3: MIX THE WET INGREDIENTS
Take another bigger bowl and first add the oil and sugar in it. Mix them thoroughly using a wooden or rubber spatula until they form a creamy mixture. You can also use a mixer.
Then add egg and vanilla extract to it and mix until they are all merged together.
STEP 4: WHISK ALL THE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER
Now slowly add all the dry ingredients to the wet one. And keep mixing them until the dough is formed.
STEP 5: CHILL THE DOUGH
The dough that you have made until now needs to go in the refrigerator for chilling. You need to chill the dough for 30 minutes, at least.
STEP 6: SPREAD IT ON THE SHEET AND PREHEAT THE OVEN
Please take out the dough now, roll it into small pieces and then flatten it till ¼ inch of thickness. Now spread it on the sheet leaving approximately 2 inches in between.
Meanwhile, set the oven for preheating up to 350 F
STEP 7: BAKE
Now put the tray in the oven and bake it for 11 minutes. Let them cool before you have a bit.
And your yummy cookies without butter are ready to fulfill your cravings. Munch on them and enjoy them.
NUTRITION YOU ARE INTAKING
From 1 cookie, the nutrition you will get are as following:
- Calories 179
- Fat 14 g (Saturated 11 g, Unsaturated 1 g)
- Cholesterol 16 mg
- Carbohydrates 13 g
- Sugar 13 g
- Protein 1 g
Q. HOW MANY COOKIES WILL IT YIELD?
This recipe will lead to approximately 17 to 20 cookies, depending on how thick you keep the dough.
Q. HOW LONG CAN WE KEEP THESE COOKIES?
You can keep these cookies in an airtight container for almost a week. They will taste fresh.
Q. WHICH OIL IS BETTER AMONG ALL?
Concerning oil, I must say that coconut oil is the best among all as it can add a coconut flavor as well, which tastes better.