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This Chocolate Frosting (without butter) uses shortening instead of butter. It is easy, light, tasty and perfect for decorating. It does not need to be refrigerated and is shelf-safe for days. It can also sit in the heat for hours so it's great for parties, weddings and outdoor events!

This Chocolate Frosting uses shortening instead of butter.

My very first Dutch oven experience was with my brother-in-law Dean Hatch at the Festival of the American West in Logan, Utah. Dean needed an assistant and I was fortunate enough to join him. This is his grandmother’s recipe and it was good enough for us to place in the desert competition. My family loves this treat from heaven and when you top it off with a little ice cream there is really nothing like it.

8 Med apples ( peeled and cored I love Granny Smith )
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 tsp. Cinnamon
8 T Butter
Pastry:
4 Cups Flour
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
1 1/3 Cup Shortening
1 Egg ( beaten )
1 T Vinegar
8 T Cold Water
Syrup:
2 Cups Water
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Red Hot Candies
12
For pastry, place flour and salt in a bowl and cut-in shortening. In a measuring cup blend egg, water and vinegar. Add enough liquid to the flour mixture to hold the dough together. Divide into eight...
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Nutritions

Calories
687

Sodium
341mg
14% DV

Fat
34g
53% DV

Protein
6g
12% DV

Carbs
82g
27% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV

If you are a chocolate chip and oatmeal lover like me, then these cookies are for you!

3/4 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
3 1/4 c. oats
1/4 c. water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Chocolate chips
36
Add all ingredients (except chocolate chips) to the bowl of an electric mixer and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll into large balls, place six on a cookie sheet, spaced 2\\\" apart, and...
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Nutritions

Calories
182

Sodium
87mg
3% DV

Fat
2g
3% DV

Protein
5g
11% DV

Carbs
36g
12% DV

Fiber
3g
13% DV

Raspberry Coconut Magic Bars are easy to prepare and are sure to delight the coconut lover in your life!

1 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 stick {1/2 cup} butter, melted
2 Tbls sugar
3 cups sweetened ( flaked, coconut )
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup seedless raspberry preserves {or the flavor of your choice}
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup white baking chips
1 tsp shortening
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar in a small bowl. Press into a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle the coconut over the crust and drizzle...
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Nutritions

Calories
133

Sodium
81mg
3% DV

Fat
4g
7% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
20g
6% DV

Fiber
0.9g
3% DV

You’ll never need another from-scratch yellow cake recipe as long as you’ve got this one at-the-ready! It really is the best! It’s moist and decadent and perfectly paired with a rich chocolate buttercream frosting!

3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. sugar
4 egg yolks ( keep the whites )
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. shortening
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. plus 2 Tbsp. milk
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
1/2 c. butter ( softened )
3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 heaping spoonfuls baking cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Milk for thinning
Stir together flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat shortening on high until softened. Gradually add sugar and vanilla, mixing in between. Add egg yolks one at a...
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Nutritions

Calories
8276

Sodium
2481mg
103% DV

Fat
256g
394% DV

Protein
106g
212% DV

Carbs
1422g
483% DV

Fiber
35g
140% DV

Easy homemade flour tortillas that you can whip up at home!

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 Tbls shortening
3/4 cup water
12
Mix flour, salt, and baking powder together with a fork. Add shortening and continue mixing with fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the mixture and add the...
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Nutritions

Calories
104

Sodium
147mg
6% DV

Fat
3g
4% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
16g
5% DV

Fiber
0.7g
2% DV

Holiday goodie platters need these soft and irresistible Gingerbread Molasses Cookies! A Christmas time favorite with a pretty white glaze drizzle, these will disappear in a hurry!

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. cloves
3/4 tsp. ginger
2 cups all-purpose flour
Drizzle:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. milk ( more as necessary for thinning )
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream together shortening, sugar, egg and molasses. In a separate bowl, stir together baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and...
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Nutritions

Calories
3825

Sodium
3798mg
158% DV

Fat
131g
202% DV

Protein
36g
72% DV

Carbs
582g
197% DV

Fiber
15g
63% DV

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