What can I substitute for shortening in peanut butter cookies?

Cookies made with butter or margarine may be softer and spread a little more. Cookies made with butter are usually crisper than chewy cookies made with shortening, but the flavor is richer with butter. So if you need a substitute for shortening in cookies, a one-to-one butter swap will work great.

Do you fill thumbprint cookies before or after baking?

As I mentioned above, I really recommend adding the jam before baking the cookies, but if you forget you can add it afterwards (you’ll need to re-indent the cookies immediately after they come out of the oven with a rounded teaspoon if you wait).

How do I keep my thumbprint cookies from spreading?

Use a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Coating your baking sheet with nonstick spray or butter creates an overly greasy foundation, causing the cookies to spread. I always recommend a silicone baking mat because they grip onto the bottom of your cookie dough, preventing the cookies from spreading too much.

What two items can be used in place of putting butter or shortening on a cookies sheet?

If the recipe calls for a greased pan or sheet, our Test Kitchen recommends using shortening, which spreads less than butter because it melts at a higher temperature. Here’s how: Apply a little bit of shortening to a paper towel or piece of waxed paper. (You can also use a pastry brush to spread softened shortening.)

What is the best substitute for shortening?

6 Best Shortening Substitutes That You Likely Already Have in Your Fridge

  • Shortening Substitute: Butter. YelenaYemchukGetty Images.
  • Shortening Substitute: Coconut Oil.
  • Shortening Substitute: Margarine.
  • Shortening Substitute: Lard.
  • Shortening Substitute: Vegetable Oil.
  • Shortening Substitute: Vegan Butter.

What can I substitute for shortening in cookies?

Margarine and butter can both be used as a substitute for shortening, though their moisture contents should be taken into consideration before making the swap. While shortening is 100% fat, margarine and butter contain a small percentage of water (so, shortening adds more fat, thus more richness and tenderness).

Can you freeze thumbprint cookies?

Can I freeze thumbprint cookies? Absolutely! Thumbprint cookies will either have their indentions made either before or after baking. If that occurs before baking, you can do that before they’re frozen so that they’re ready to go when you’re ready to bake them.

Why are my cookies flat after baking?

Mistake: When cookies turn out flat, the bad guy is often butter that is too soft or even melted. This makes cookies spread. The other culprit is too little flour—don’t hold back and make sure you master measuring. Finally, cookies will also flatten if placed and baked on hot cookie sheets.

Why did my cookies come out puffy?

Q: Why are my cookies so puffy and cakey? Causes: Whipping too much air into the dough while creaming butter and sugar. Adding too many eggs.

What can I use if I dont have parchment paper?

From Foil to Silicone: The Best Alternatives to Parchment Paper

  1. Aluminium foil. Aluminium foil is probably your best option for replacing parchment paper.
  2. Greased pan.
  3. Cooking spray.
  4. Silicone baking pad/mat.

What can I use if I don’t have a baking pan?

You may use a drip tray or cookie sheet to provide enough structure at the bottom of the pan. If you are making cookies and dough-based products, it is unnecessary to patch the corners of your aluminum foil pan. Aluminum foil can also be used to resize your large pan into the right pan for your recipe.

How to make peanut butter and jelly thumbprint cookies?

Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Beat butter, peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla together in a separate bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Beat flour mixture into butter mixture on low speed until just blended.

How to make peanut butter cookies with brown sugar?

STEP 1. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, butter, and peanut butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and salt; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking soda; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Cover with plastic food wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.

How long to chill peanut butter jam thumbprints?

Roll the dough into balls, roll into crushed peanuts, then indent them. Second Chill is 2 Hours: Chill the shaped cookie dough for 2 hours. Place all of the shaped dough on a baking sheet or a few plates, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Can you add white chocolate to peanut butter jam thumbprints?

Anything goes– grape, blueberry, blackberry, peach, you name it. This is totally optional, but if you want to dress up your peanut butter jam thumbprints, add a drizzle of peanut butter white chocolate. Melt 4 ounces of pure white chocolate, then stir in a heaping Tablespoon of creamy peanut butter.