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I need a recipe for oatmeal cookies that contains no butter or shortening. I have to lower my LDL (bad cholesterol) — and oatmeal and oat bran are good, but I'm unable to use butter or shortening.

Try substituting applesauce for the butter or shortening. It will add moisture and creaminess to the batter. There are also many types of margarine in our local grocery stores that claim that they can actually lower you cholesterol.

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