you should know that any vegetable oil you get, unless it specifies it comes from non-GMO ingredients, probably IS genetically engineered. not only that, unless you are seeking out organic, expeller- or cold-pressed oils, you are consuming an oil that is laced with pesticides and toxic chemicals used in the extraction, like hexane.
organic, cold-pressed canola oil is an excellent food source with a relatively high smoking point, important for cooking and baking. once an oil hits smoking point it converts into transfats. and nobody should be eating those voluntarily.
all that being said, if you want to avoid canola oil i would strongly suggest you go get yourself some organic coconut oil. it has the highest smoking point of any oil i've looked at, a very mild flavour and super rich mouthfeel, perfect for cookies.