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Need opinions-shortening vs butter in cookies

danhole | Nov 29, 2007 07:45 AM

I read a small clip in the paper about baking cookies. It stated that to get soft chewy cookies, you should use shortening. Butter yields crisper cookies. I have a great sugar cookie recipe that is very tasty, buttery and crisp, but I do want it softer. I do use butter in it, but what if I substituted the butter flavor crisco? Would that be better, or just find a new recipe, or use shortening?

Here is the page this "Fridge Clip" is on, down the page on the left.
http://www.chron.com/life/food/

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