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Well?? Can I??? :LOL<br><br>
It calls for half butter, half shortening but I haven't got any shortening <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Nor any coconut oil. Do I adjust the oven temp or anything? Will they be greasy?<br><br>
Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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I Don't see why not. You can also try using Vegtable oil and cutting back on any liquids added.<br><br>
I've never seen a chocolate chip cookie recipe that calls for shortening <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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I use all butter - even when it calls for part shortening.<br><br>
If you don't want to use that much butter, you could do 3/4 butter and 1/4 applesauce.
 

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I always use all butter. Just made some yesterday in fact <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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mmmm cookies :LOL
 

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Thanks!<br><br>
I actually ended up searching out a recipe that called for all butter. It's that "Neiman Marcus" cookie recipe. Made it with whole wheat pastry flour and they turned out oh, so good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
So now Ds and I are sitting snacking on chocolate chip cookies about half an hour before dinner :LOL
 

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you can only use all butter if you give them all to me!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief"> :LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce">
 

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I always use butter.<br><br>
shortening = hydrogenated oils <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick">
 

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mmmm, cookies.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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I always use butter in my cookie recipes. They will have a tendancy to get crispier than with shortning. I use about 1/2 to 3/4 the amount stated in the recipe and don't cook them too long so they stay soft.
 

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I do that too, if I'm using name-brand butter I have to cut back a bit on it. If it's the generic or store-brand, I use a little more (seems to be watered down or something).
 

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ok now i really really want a cookie- and i'm on a diet! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> :LOL
 

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I also use all butter, and I only use 3/4 of the amount in the recipe, it makes them come out less flat/crispy and more cakey. Mmmmmm.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I also use all butter, and I only use 3/4 of the amount in the recipe, it makes them come out less flat/crispy and more cakey. Mmmmmm.</div>
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Ooh! I love soft cookies, and haven't been able to achieve them as well since getting off shortening and margarine. I do underbake them slightly, but I didn't know cutting back on the butter would help. I'll try this next time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
My fave recipe is the one in the Betty Crocker Big Red Book. It's similar to the ones usually on the back of the chocolate chips.<br><br>
Oh, and Darth Mix M&M's are a great substitution for chips. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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The reason some recipes call for half butter and half Crisco or shortening is because all-butter cookies tend to burn easily. Avoid baking on a black or dark cookie sheet. This will make the bottoms of your cookies dark if you use all butter.<br><br>
Airbake cookie sheets are heaven-sent!
 
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