.foodpickle, I made peanut butter cookie dough using lard (not butter) but it's way too dry. Can I salvage it? (Don't want to add butter).

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spiffypaws
spiffypaws June 9, 2011

Lard is 100% fat while butter is 81% fat and 14-18% water. If the recipe you used called for butter, than you could try adding some moisture back into the recipe. I'd try adding some milk or water.

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alphamango
alphamango June 9, 2011

Are you not wanting to add butter because you have dairy/lactose issues?

I'd add an egg to help loosen up the batter.

Chinese almond cookies that I make only use lard. They are pretty crumbly so I make them smaller (thumb size) cookies. You might try that with your cookies if you're afraid they'll be too crumbly as regular size cookies

Good luck!

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