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Old 11-19-2017, 03:21 PM
 
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without going to the store and buying shortening?

I have butter and vegetable oil at home and would rather not have to buy Crisco for just one recipe.
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:25 PM
 
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Can I use butter instead of shortening? | MyRecipes
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:27 PM
 
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Thanks for the quick response!
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:53 AM
 
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For cookies, I would substitute margerine. Butter will probably work, but the cookies will spread out more, so it rather depends on what the cookies are supposed to do as they bake.
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:54 AM
 
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Also, in a few cases, there will be a change of color. If the cookies are supposed to be stark white, you might possibly lose that white color.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:02 AM
 
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Butter IS shortening. So is bacon fat, margarine, lard...they're all shortening. Don't feel pressured to use Crisco!
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:24 PM
 
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no offense but I have tasted cookies made with margarine or Crisco and they don't taste the same as ones made with butter. In fact it leaves a nasty coating on the roof of your mouth.
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Old 11-26-2017, 07:31 PM
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I only use butter or coconut oil as the fat for making cookies - crisco is great for pie crusts, so I'm told.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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Butter IS shortening. So is bacon fat, margarine, lard...they're all shortening. Don't feel pressured to use Crisco!
No they are not all shortening. Perhaps you meant fat?
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:25 PM
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No they are not all shortening. Perhaps you meant fat?
I believe any fat that is a solid at room temperature is shortening (as opposed to fats that are liquid at room temp, like vegetable and nut oils).
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