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How Do I Substitute Coconut Oil for Vegetable Shortening in Cookies?

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Q: Measure for measure, how can I substitute coconut oil for Crisco in a cookie recipe?

Sent by Ann

Editor: I haven't had much experience with using coconut oil instead of vegetable shortening in cookies, but since coconut oil has a lower melting point than shortening, I think the cookies will spread more and be thinner.

Readers, what advice can you give for using coconut oil in cookie recipes?

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