Butter Question In Reagards To Cookie Making

Baking By scociny Updated 24 Dec 2009 , 3:19pm by scociny

scociny Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 3:56pm
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I was wondering what type of butter do I use (unsalted/salted) when a recipe just calls for butter. I am so confused and I am trying to make Christmas cookies but don't want them to come out bad. I know salt cuts the sweetness, right? So, is it based on the amount of sugar or is there an unwritten rule to always use a certain type when it just says butter. Thanks so much and Happy Holidays to all!

10 replies
JGMB Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 5:38pm
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I always use unsalted when I bake cakes and cookies, but if it doesn't specify, you can probably use either.

2SchnauzerLady Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 5:46pm
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If there's no salt in your recipe, you'll probably need to use salted butter. I use unsalted unless otherwise specified.

linedancer Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 8:57pm
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I always use salted because that is what I always have on hand. Just cut down a little on the salt you add.

peg818 Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 9:13pm
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I use salted and just omit the salt called for in the recipe.

bonniebakes Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 9:20pm
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I always use unsalted, so that I can control the amount of salt and it is consistent.

KHalstead Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 9:33pm
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before I ever knew anything about baking or anything I heard Martha Stewart say, "the only thing you use salted butter for is toast!" So I always get the unsalted...........I even use the UNsalted on my toast (don't tell Martha!)

kiki07 Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 3:07am
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I use whatever I have but if I use salted I don't add the salt called for in the recipe.

globalgatherings Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 3:33am
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I always use unsalted because my cookie recipes call for salt

prterrell Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 3:33am
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I use salted butter as a condiment. Unsalted for baking and cooking.

scociny Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 3:19pm
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Thanks so much everyone!! thumbs_up.gif

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