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    Question:Ultimate- Chocolate- Chip- Cookies

    devine diva dee
    Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:15 am
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    Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies can regular lard be substituted for Crisco?
    Zeldaz
    Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:26 am
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    Yes, although that recipe is actually an ad for Crisco, rather than a recipe submitted by a non-corporate member. So imagine the folks at Crisco would say no!
    See this article:
    http://www.thekitchn.com/do-you-bake-with-lard-survey-168360
    Chocolatl
    Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:00 pm
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    I'm with the Crisco folks on this one. The recipe uses butter-flavored shortening; lard is going to give it a completely different taste.

    From a textural standpoint, however, it makes no difference.
    Zeldaz
    Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:21 pm
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    According to the author of that survey, lard-based cookies are pretty popular. I'm not trying it anytime soon, however.
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:08 am
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    My husband's aunt uses butter flavored Crisco for her chico chip cookies, never butter. They are always very crispy. If you like crispy, use Crisco.

    I prefer and use butter. I like crispy edges & chewy middles.
    Chocolatl
    Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:44 pm
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    Chicagoland Chef du Jour wrote:
    My husband's aunt uses butter flavored Crisco for her chico chip cookies, never butter. They are always very crispy. If you like crispy, use Crisco.

    I prefer and use butter. I like crispy edges & chewy middles.


    That's odd.
    According to kitchen science, it's the other way around: cookies made with butter will be flatter and crisper; cookies made with shortening will be softer and spread less. In practice I have found this to be true. Butter gives crisper, less chewy cookies.

    These recipes will illustrate the difference.
    Shirley Corriher's Chocolate Chip Cookies, Puffy Version
    Shirley Corriher's Chocolate Chip Cookies, Medium Version
    Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:00 pm
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    I could be wrong. It's just an observation on my part. The only reason it sticks with me is because my husband prefers her cookies because of that.

    Maybe she over bakes them, I dunno. I don't use Crisco, I just eat 'em. I am not particularly fond of the flavor.
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