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    Question:Nana's Welsh Currant Cookies (Frying Pan Cookies)

    Big D Texas
    Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:08 am
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    Nana's Welsh Currant Cookies (Frying Pan Cookies)

    When it says shortening, does it have to be something like Crisco, or can I use butter with the same results? ALSO, what is the approximate cooking time on each side to be sure that they are done?
    Dee514
    Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:38 am
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    Big D Texas wrote:
    Nana's Welsh Currant Cookies (Frying Pan Cookies)

    When it says shortening, does it have to be something like Crisco, or can I use butter with the same results? ALSO, what is the approximate cooking time on each side to be sure that they are done?


    Cooking time will vary because the heat of electric frying pans varies (or cast iron griddles/frying pans). Like making pancakes, when one side is golden, flip them over. A total guess here....maybe 5 min per side(?) more or less "until they are golden".

    As for the shortening, the key here is "with the same results".
    Yes, you can sub butter for the shortening.
    No, you will not get the same results - shortening is 100% fat, and has a higher melting temp, so the cookies will hold their shape better.
    Butter contains water (the percentage varies with the brand) but it averages about 15% water. Butter has a lower melting temperature and will cause cookies to spread, resulting in a flatter, crisper cookie.
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