When you say "shortening" is that margarine or vegetable shortening? Can it be hi-ratio sortening? What is the reason for not using butter? I just want to cover all bases before I give these a try. Thanks.
Hi Cathy. I use crisco for the shortening. The cookies hold up better this way rather than using butter. I haven't tried them yet with hi-ratio so I can't help you there. I don't have any here to try it with so if you do give it a go, let me know how they turn out. They are delicious! You will enjoy them.
shortening makes the cookies not as hard as butter(softer), but you don't have the butter flavor. I will be trying your cookies. I will post and let you know how they turned out