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The Right Margarine Matters

Nothing is more frustrating than putting time and effort into baking, only to have the recipe fail. Sometimes cookies spread too much or not enough, they may be burned on the bottom, but raw in the center. There are many common reasons cookies fail, but the truth is, it’s not you, it’s often the margarine or spread you use.

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blog_image by Mallory


Nothing is more frustrating than putting time and effort into baking, only to have the recipe fail. Sometimes cookies spread too much or not enough, they may be burned on the bottom, but raw in the center. There are many common reasons cookies fail, but the truth is, it’s not you. It’s often the margarine or spread you use.

Recently, many margarine and spread stick brands have drastically lowered the percentage of oil in their sticks and replaced it with water. In fact, many brands can’t call themselves margarine because they do not meet the legal standard (80% vegetable oil) for margarine. Measuring accurately is one of the keys to baking success. As you can imagine, not having the right amount of oil can affect how your baked goods turn out.

Land O Lakes® Margarine contains 80% vegetable oil, which is vital in making sure you get great results every time you bake. Reducing oil and replacing it with water can cause your baked goods to flatten, go stale faster and not brown.

With Land O Lakes® Margarine, you will get consistent results every time you use it to make your baking the best. Delight your family and friends with quality baked goods, and they’ll be asking for your recipes and your secret ingredient.

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