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    Default Lactation Cookies - any alternative to butter?

    The recipe I have says to use 1 cup of butter or coconut oil - that seems like loads of butter so I had a quick google for coconut oil and it's really expensive! What else can I use?

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    Margarine.

    Are you wanting to use coconut oil for the health benefits? Because a good butter has good fats, fats your body needs in small amounts.

    And the recipe yields an awful lot too, so it's not like all that oil is going into a small amount- it's widely dispersed.

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    Ok cool, I haven't made them before so I don't really know how much it'll make. Also I thought maybe the coconut oil would make them a little healthier!

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    Coconut oil is super good for you. I'd do it or butter for sure. I wouldn't use margarine.

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    I have always used butter not margarine for my recipe. I do also have coconut oil in the house which I bought online for my nipples - (sorry TMI) while BF. I never thought of using it. Great idea. The recipe I have, makes quite a lot of cookies. There is also quite a bit of dry ingredients so I never really worried about the amount of butter. Guess it's what makes them yummy!

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    My friend substitutes Greek yoghurt (the real stuff not Greek style) for butter and her stuff tastes great.

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    I found coconut oil in Coles on special so I'll give it a go. Baking day tomorrow!

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    Yay, Goodluck!

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    What is the overall recipe you are using? Has anyone eaten them prior to birth?

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    No point eating them before birth, won't do anything but taste nice I used to use the recipe on BH, try a search for lactation cookies


 

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