If I substitute half of the shortening with butter, should the butter be cold as usually called for in pie dough recipes?

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Rhonda35 August 15, 2018
Yes. If I use butter, I cut it into small bits and stick it in the freezer to get nice and cold before incorporating into a pie dough.
 
Kim August 15, 2018
Yes. You always want your ingredients cold, to prevent the gluten development that results in a tough crust.
 
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