How can I use vegetable oil in place of shortening?

Can I substitute vegetable oil for shortening when I am making cookies?

Answer #1

In general no.

However coconut, palm, or palm kernel oil will usually work in recipes that call for shortening.

Answer #2

Butter is better than Margarine due to the lower trans fat count. Vegetable oil would not make a good cookie.

Answer #3

I wouldn’t recommend it because your cookies will end up greasy…a better option here would be margarine.

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