can i use lard in cookies instead of shortening??

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Taylor, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a peanut butter cookie recipe and it calls for 1/2 cup shortening, but at the store i bought lard instead of shortening, can i use it, will it change the flavor any???? thank-you!!!!
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd substitute butter instead. I use lard in my pie crusts but haven't used it in cookies.
     
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Im no baking expert, but i belive shortening would be the proper ingredient for baking cookies, not lard
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Lard is what they used before Crisco came along so I bet it would be fine........I just prefer to use butter in my cookies.
     
  5. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Well, I'm from the South and not a cook, but I think lard works to improve anything. [​IMG]
     
  6. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    I would not....I would not want my cookies tasting like bacon or anything.
     
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Quote:Lard doesn't taste like bacon! It's like a food group all it's own. [​IMG] Sweet tea is about the only thing in the south I can think of it's not used in... [​IMG]
     
  8. HLAC

    HLAC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go ahead and use it.

    Lard won't make your cookies taste like bacon any more than it makes pie crusts taste like bacon. [​IMG] Butter would be a good substitute too.
     
  9. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
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    I thought they outlawed lard. Thats what my mother-in-law told me. Where can I buy some! LOL
     
  10. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    Quote:Lard doesn't taste like bacon! It's like a food group all it's own. [​IMG] Sweet tea is about the only thing in the south I can think of it's not used in... [​IMG]

    I'm funny tonight huh? I thought it was anyways. [​IMG]

    I really like sweet tea too....maybe I will make some.

    Will you eat spinach or asparagus if it has lard in it?
     

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