About Miranda

Miranda is the owner of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt and the author of the Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook. She loves to focus on fun, seasonal dessert recipes. She's been featured on BuzzFeed, Red Book Magazine, Country Living, Parade, and others.

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  1. Sherri Loughrin says

    Is cake flour the same as AP flour and the shortening the same as crisco vegetable shortening?

    • Miranda says

      cake flour is different. All-purpose flour has more gluten in it and makes it a tougher cookie. Cake flour is a finer flour that leaves the cake more tender. The shortening is the same is Crisco vegetable shortening. That’s actually what I use, but mine is flavored butter.

    • Miranda says

      They also say if you don’t have cake flour you can use a substitute of 3/4 cup flour and 2 tablespoons corn starch to make up 1 cup of flour.

    • Miranda says

      Nothing other than there is butter flavoring in one. Feel free to use the regular vegetable shortening. Wilton makes a butter flavoring that you could easily use if you couldn’t find butter flavored Crisco shortening. Thanks for the great questions. 😀

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