Making Cookies: What can you substitute shortening for?!

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > General Off Topic Discussion

Making Cookies: What can you substitute shortening for?!

This is a discussion on Making Cookies: What can you substitute shortening for?! within the General Off Topic Discussion forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-08-2012, 05:23 PM
Exclamation Making Cookies: What can you substitute shortening for?!

I'm surprising my dad with oatmeal raisin cookies for his birthday tonight and the recipe has shortening in it but I don't think I have any! What I can I substitute it for?
Sponsored Links
    11-08-2012, 05:24 PM
What other types of oil do you have? Butter? Veggie oil? I've never actually heard of oatmeal raisin cookies that had shortening in them.
    11-08-2012, 05:27 PM
I have Mazola vegetable oil, butter, and margarine. There's already 1/2 a cup of margarine in it.
    11-08-2012, 05:29 PM
All butter is perfectly ok.
I would not used liquid cooking oil for cookies.
Coconut oil is lovely incookies, but few people have it.
    11-08-2012, 05:30 PM
It's asking for 1/2 a cup of shortening, so should I put another 1/2 cup of butter in?
    11-08-2012, 05:43 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by tinyliny    
Coconut oil is lovely incookies, but few people have it.
I couldn't put coconut oil in my chocolate chip cookies or peanut butter cookies. Yuk.
    11-08-2012, 05:52 PM
Green Broke
Use all butter or half butter and half-margarine.

The difference is that all butter cookies will spread more and be crispier whereas half butter-half margarine (or shortening) cookies will have a softer texture and spread less.

Shortening, butter and margarine are all equally interchangeable in *most* recipes, the texture will just be different as noted above.
    11-08-2012, 05:59 PM
Thanks guys, I just put more margarine in it and it takes okay, so we'll see how the baking goes
    11-08-2012, 06:09 PM
... they're expanding by the seconds
    11-08-2012, 06:15 PM
Pet cooking peeve: Margarine

Change the oil in the truck with it but don't eat it.......yuck! I won't allow it in my house.

But yes, you can substitute butter for shortening or lard.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can you substitute beet pulp for grain? xxGallopxx Horse Nutrition 12 01-12-2012 02:19 AM
Any horse equipment you substitute? RockandRide Horse Tack and Equipment 31 07-07-2011 01:47 PM
Shortening canter strides horseluver2435 English Riding 8 09-17-2010 04:39 PM
Mane Tamer Substitute louisvillelou Horse Grooming 7 11-28-2009 04:37 PM
Shortening manes rodeogirl309 Horse Grooming 4 04-17-2009 01:39 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0