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    Question:Anginetti- (Italian- Lemon- Drop- Cookies)

    Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:27 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Anginetti (Italian Lemon Drop Cookies) the recipe is calling for 1/4 cup of shortening can i substue with butter and how much ?
    Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:57 am
    Forum Host
    If you want/need to, yes you can sub butter for the shortening.
    Keep in mind that butter is not 100% fat, it also contains some water and has a lower melting point than shortening. The lower melting point has been known to cause "spread" in some cookie recipes, which results in a flatter, crisper cookie.
    Shortening is 100% fat and has a higher melting temp than butter, which helps cookies to retain their shape (less spread) during baking.

    You would use the same amount of butter.
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