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:D Hi

I want to makecut out sugar cookies for my kids and the recipe calls for shortening. I usually use butter but the cookies spread out. Is there a gluten-free shortening to use?

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:D Hi

    I want to makecut out sugar cookies for my kids and the recipe calls for shortening. I usually use butter but the cookies spread out. Is there a gluten-free shortening to use?

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hi ,

I use crisco ,

rosie

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yep, crisco is gluten-free. but, for a healthier option, you can try coconut oil/shortening. looks like white shortening in a glass jar.

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Also Spectrum sells a palm oil shortening. I think Earth Balance has one, too...

Stephanie

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:D Woo hoo Crisco. That's what I was using before celiac disease. For some reason ( I think the dietician scared me away from it) I thought it would not be gluten-free and I have been using butter which makes things spread out during baking. I will gladly go back to the old familiar Crisco shortening in the big tub. Thanks so much!!
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:D Hi

    I want to makecut out sugar cookies for my kids and the recipe calls for shortening. I usually use butter but the cookies spread out. Is there a gluten-free shortening to use?

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Non gluten flours do tend to spread. :( I´ve read in many places that you should refrigerate the dough for a couple of hours regardless of the recipe. (Actually, even if you were making "regular" butter cookies, they also recommend you refrigerate the dough to keep the butter from melting...) For cookies, I roll the dough into a cylinder and put it in the freezer. When it´s firm enough, I cut slices about ¼". I only take out half-a-dozen slices at a time. That way, every time I bake them they taste freshly made! Hope this helps in addition to switching to shortening ;)

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Isn't it frustrating when dieticians lead you wrong? I've had more than one instance where I suddenly found out, wait, that's okay? That was on the "no" list from the dietician!

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yep, crisco is gluten-free.  but, for a healthier option, you can try coconut oil/shortening.  looks like white shortening in a glass jar.

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Do you have a name of the coconut oil shortening? where do you find it? Does it taste like coconut? Thanks. Claire

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I just read Crisco's website, and they do not claim Crisco shortening to be gluten free "for one or more reasons". I'm guessing it is due to cross-contamination or legal fears. They still have a statement on their site that the FDA has not finalized any rules on gluten labeling. I hope to see a change by August 5, 2014 when the FDA gluten labeling rules become effective.

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Please note:  This thread is 8 years old.  Any product info and ingredients might have changed in that length of time. 

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