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post #1 of 10 Old 11-08-2012, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-08-2012, 04:24 PM
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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.

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post #3 of 10 Old 11-08-2012, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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I have Mazola vegetable oil, butter, and margarine. There's already 1/2 a cup of margarine in it.

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post #4 of 10 Old 11-08-2012, 04:29 PM
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all butter is perfectly ok.
I would not used liquid cooking oil for cookies.
Coconut oil is lovely incookies, but few people have it.
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-08-2012, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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It's asking for 1/2 a cup of shortening, so should I put another 1/2 cup of butter in?

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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.

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post #7 of 10 Old 11-08-2012, 04:52 PM
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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.
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post #8 of 10 Old 11-08-2012, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I just put more margarine in it and it takes okay, so we'll see how the baking goes

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post #10 of 10 Old 11-08-2012, 05:15 PM
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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.

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