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Vegetable shortening (Recipe: granola cookies)


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I have a stick of Crisco left from the mincemeat cookie recipe I shared with the Wed. Lunch Group. Now I'll have to try this granola recipe.

I haven't made these cookies in a while, but just writing about them made my mouth water. Enjoy!

I just read that Crisco has introduced a zero trans fat shortening, but it is not yet widely available.

See Boston Globe article: http://www.boston.com/ae/food/articles/2006/07/19/going_back_to_lard_for_old_time_pies/

Anna, welcome to The Perfect Pantry. Thanks for sending the article. I'll look for this in the market.

I am on a low sodium diet. Can I omit baking soda? I have a sodium free baking powder. Will taking out the baking soda affect the cookie quality?

Elena, look for a sodium-free baking soda such as Ener-G: http://healthyheartmarket.com/ener-gbakingsodasodiumfree.aspx.

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