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Ive only done lard once. I did it in the oven. I've made tons of bacon bits for soup since then and those pretty much just render. So I think the pot would be easier to deal with than the mess I had.
 

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I have a couple of those huge pots! One is also enameled & I have made a whole lot of spaghetti sauce in it They also work well for water bath efforts. Just a PITA to store. :D Looks like you did a fine job!
 

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Here is the chocolate - chocolate chip cookie recipe I made today using lard. You can substitute lard for butter 1:1 in any recipe you feel brave enough to try it in! Note: These do not spread as much as cookies made with butter! You will have to use your judgement when testing for doneness.
2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Dutch Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Whisk dry ingredients together. In a mixing bowl, add:
1 cup lard
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
Beat together, then add:
2 eggs
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
Beat together, then add:
2 cups chocolate chips ( I used Enjoy Life's Mega Chunks)
Bake 350* for 12-14 minutes.
 

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Here is the chocolate - chocolate chip cookie recipe I made today using lard. You can substitute lard for butter 1:1 in any recipe you feel brave enough to try it in! Note: These do not spread as much as cookies made with butter! You will have to use your judgement when testing for doneness.
2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Dutch Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Whisk dry ingredients together. In a mixing bowl, add:
1 cup lard
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
Beat together, then add:
2 eggs
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
Beat together, then add:
2 cups chocolate chips ( I used Enjoy Life's Mega Chunks)
Bake 350* for 12-14 minutes.
Can you add burbon/wiskey?
 

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Absolutely! I don't see why not! It would compliment the chocolate flavor. :drool My MIL adds Jack Daniels to sugar cookies.
 

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I don't drink hardly at all. Wife buy me a 12 pack of October fest because she know I like it. a 12 pack lasts me the whole year.
But I love the taste of burbon in cookies.
 

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I don't drink either, it all gives me migraines. But to cook or bake with it, no problem.
 

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Yep, same here. I have one drink on occasion but I pay for it the next day. Octoberfest though, that's good stuff!
 
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