Shortening Question

Baking By chefdot Updated 23 Jan 2010 , 3:43pm by chefdot

chefdot Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 2:45am
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Can I use the butter flavored crisco sticks for the sugar cookie recipes? I have some and thought it would just make the butter flavor more intense but then wondered if it would be too intense. Anyone know?

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Lcubed82 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 2:26pm
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If you are using this instead of butter, then I would think it would be fine. My understanding is some use shortening to increase the "shelf life" of cookies.

Mensch Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 2:27pm
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What's wrong with butter?

Lcubed82 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 2:31pm
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I googles shortening vs butter. Here is one interesting article....

She talks about the texture difference, etc. Then sums up:

"Taking side by side nibbles of the two test subjects, I could definitely discern the absence of butter in the shortening cookies, though. The butter coaxes out the subtle flavors of the vanilla and the bitter, earthy notes of the cocoa. That being said, I dont think I would notice (or, perhaps, care) if the shortening cookies were my only choice; they were still darn good."

chefdot Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 3:43pm
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No I was planning on using both. The recipe calls for butter and shortening but I picked up butter flavored shortening so that's why I was wondering if it would taste ok.

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