Extra Virgin Olive Oil can make your holidays a little easier and lighter on both taste and belly. It is a great baking substitute for butter and when baking calls for canola or vegetable oil for cakes or for vegans or those with dairy allergies. Plus, it makes your cookies healthier and delicious with a slight fruity flavor, keeping your cookies moist as well as add a specific type of crumb which is something every baker wants.
The rule is three-quarters of butter to olive oil. Meaning, if the recipe calls for a cup of butter, use three-fourths of a cup of Olivar SANTAMARIA extra virgin olive oil. The same rule would follow if the recipe calls for melted or creamed butter. In this case, you would whip the oil in with the other ingredients.