# How much cooking oil is equivalent to one stick of butter?

Each 1/4 pound stick of margarine or butter measures 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons.

So therefore, 1/4 cup butter or margarine(one stick) is equal to: 1/4 cup shortening + 1-1/2 teaspoons water

Each 1/4 pound stick of margarine or butter measures 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons.

So therefore, 1/4 cup butter or margarine(one stick) is equal to: 1/4 cup shortening + 1-1/2 teaspoons water