Have you ever substituted butter for shortening in your peanut blossoms?

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Registered: 09-15-2003
Have you ever substituted butter for shortening in your peanut blossoms?
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 11:04am
Anyone know if this will affect them? I googled the question and the answer I got was some recipes it's okay and some it's not.
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Registered: 05-29-2002
I think it would be fine. I would chill the dough first or try to keep the butter very cold like when you make biscuits so it melts slower (should help everything rise better and be tender).
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Registered: 10-06-1997

I made peanut butter blossoms for the first time yesterday, and my recipe called for butter... maybe because I got it off the Land o' Lakes website? ;-) I don't mind using a little shortening sometimes, but butter is always better!

They turned out great!

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Registered: 10-31-1999
I've not made them in years.... if they're the ones I'm thinking of... peanut butter cookie with a chocolate kiss mashed in the middle? I don't care for that big hunk of chocolate so I used red and green peanut M&M's to mash down into them.... they were very festive! So... sorry candice, I'm no help.... I don't know that I'd give you advice about baking anyway since I suck at it!

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Registered: 02-06-2004
good idea about the m&m's Daisy!! I think they're cute and easy, but I don't care to eat them either! lol

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Registered: 10-31-1999
I did get a lot of compliments on them ... They were a perfect size to fill in a cookie plate for the neighbors too... Made the whole pile look very festive. I think I remember cutting down the baking time and making them smaller .... like bite-sized.

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Registered: 05-11-1999
My recipe doesn't call for shortening either. I use butter in almost all of my cookies.
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Registered: 09-15-2003
Okay, I checked the land o lakes website and the only difference is 2 T milk in my shortening recipe. Which makes sense since butter has water in it. I'm going with the butter recipe. I think what oil your recipe calls for depends on how old your recipe is. This is the only recipe I have that calls for shortening and I usually buy it and throw the rest away because I don't use shortening for anything else all year. Thanks for the help, guys!