butter substitute for cookies?

Kstew b&w
Posted on 06/26/2012 by soup_lover_9
Hi y'all.
I was wondering if I can substitute the butter called for in this recipe with yoghurt. I usually replace butter with yoghurt in cakes, and it turns out fine, but can I do this with cookies? (I live in a small city in China, where butter is hard to come by, but there's plenty of sweetened yoghurt).


Recipe: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/03/27/peanut-butter-mm-cookies/

I don't have shortening or margarin either. Could I mix some yoghurt with the butter? Or will that be a disaster? 
They have oil here, but not to make this sound bad or anything, but I don't trust it. I've heard rumors about how it's being processed from some of the other foreigners. :/
doc__holliday 26th-Jun-2012 09:59 am (UTC)
coconut butter/thickened coconut milk or oil generally works for me when I go butterless (for my vegan friends) in cookie recipes. Anything else will make them end up too cake-y.
turple_purtle 26th-Jun-2012 01:04 pm (UTC)

Coconut oil occurred to me as well.
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