They say seeing is believing. And because the internet has yet to provide us with a way to help you taste the difference, we figured we might as well show you. Take a look at the ways butter is better for your cooking, baking and every day enjoyment.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
The perfect chocolate chip cookie is soft and chewy with a rich, buttery flavor. Depending on what you’re going for, different fats provide different results.
The water content in real butter gives cookies a moist, tender texture. Nothing compares to the natural rich, buttery flavor.
Margarine is made up of vegetable oils, which causes the cookies to spread. Lacking the richness that butter has, margarine provides an artificial chemical-like flavor in the final product.
Plant-based spreads contain more oils and water, giving cookies a flat, crispy texture. While butter gives a warm, rich smell and flavor, plant-based spreads smell and taste like chemicals and additives.
Coconut oil is pure fat, resulting in a crispy cookie that lacks rich flavor.