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It’s Cookie Time! 11 Yummy Crisco Cookie Recipes To Bake 🍪

It’s Cookie Time! 11 Yummy Crisco Cookie Recipes To Bake 🍪

These 11 delectable Crisco cookie recipes will prove that butter isn’t the only thing you can use for making chewy, delicious cookies!

Crisco is well known as a great ingredient to use for frying.

It was even mentioned in the movie “The Help” as the best lard to use for cooking crispy fried chicken!

In baking, however, people associate Crisco with pie crusts, but this shortening can be used for other baked goodies.

This ingredient is used to not only create flaky pie crusts but is also great for when you want your cakes to be soft and moist.

When used to make cookies, it gives you treats that have a soft and chewy texture.

It also results in fewer spread cookies, making them look chunkier and fuller.

Of course, if you love the taste of butter and the results Crisco brings to your baked goods, you can always do half and half (half butter and half Crisco) when you bake.

You can also opt for butter-flavored Crisco, which gives you that buttery flavor you want but in a shortening form.

If you want to replace butter with Crisco in your regular cookie recipes, you can do that!

One thing to remember, when substituting butter with Crisco, always add two tablespoons of water for each cup when you’re using it since butter has water in it and Crisco doesn’t.

However, with the recipes on this list, you don’t have to worry about adding water since these are already adjusted to accommodate such a need.

Some recipes you’ll love on this list include the classic Sugar Cookies and nutty Pistachio Cookies.

You’ll also enjoy such unique baked treats like #10.

This is a classic cookie recipe you should try baking at least once. 

While this shortening gives you soft cookies, and most people expect crisp sugar cookies, using Crisco for this recipe does have its advantages.

For starters, you get a dough that’s easier to roll and shape.

It also helps your cookies stay relatively the same size as sugar cookies that use butter.

This is a good recipe for shaped cookies that you want to stay uniform in size when they bake.

If you love banana bread and peanut butter cookies, here’s a Crisco cookie that combines both. 

This recipe uses butter-flavored Crisco to give it that salty and buttery flavor without the spread.

Adding peanut butter and chocolate chips gives these cookies a fun factor that kids (and kids at heart) will surely enjoy. 

You can also turn these cookies into cookie sandwiches with banana pudding or creamy peanut butter in the middle.

Let’s tackle another classic cookie that’s usually made with butter.

Recipes for chocolate chip cookies are pretty much set in stone for many, but if you want to try things a little differently, using Crisco is a good change.

Not only do you get thicker and rounder cookies with it, but you also get softer cookies with crispy edges.

If you don’t want to omit butter altogether, do half Crisco and half butter for this recipe.

Or you can use butter-flavored Crisco in the dough to get the best of both worlds.

While I’m still on classic cookies, let’s do another one!

Cinnamon cookies (better known to many as snickerdoodles) are another favorite that gets a remake in this list, with butter being replaced by Crisco.

These are made the same way you’d make crinkles–mix the dough, roll into balls, roll in sugar (for this one, it’s cinnamon sugar instead of powdered sugar), and bake.

Crisco gives you puffed-up cookies as opposed to the usual flat snickerdoodles made with butter.

Note, however, that you should use butter-flavored Crisco here since plain Crisco doesn’t produce the same depth of flavor.

Looking for a cookie that reminds you of Christmas?

Here’s one of those Crisco cookie recipes that can do just that!

The combination of peppermint and chocolate is always reminiscent of the holidays, and this cookie is no exception.

It makes you imagine you’re sipping hot cocoa laced with peppermint while sitting in front of a fire.

To make these extra cookies special, try mixing mini marshmallows in a cup or two for a chewy, gooey surprise in each bite.

For a different kind of cookie with a nutty, chewy, and crumbly texture, this is the recipe to try. 

It’s made with a combination of all-purpose flour, semolina flour, and a little bit of almond flour.

This recipe also uses white sugar and no brown sugar, but it’s still chewy due to the other added ingredients.

While each cookie only has one pistachio on top of it, what’s to stop you from adding chopped pistachios to the dough?

You can add some white chocolate chips to this if you want a sweet element to each bite.

Did you know that cowboy cookies have been rumored to have been around for decades?

Some say that it’s been around since the late 1800s, and they got their name from the fact that these treats were carried around by cowboys in those days as a power bar.

Some people mistake these for chocolate chip cookies, but they’re more than just regular ones.

Aside from the chocolate morsels, these cookies also have oats in them, making them oatmeal cookies too. 

Other recipe variations of cowboy cookies have nuts in them, and a few others even have coconut flakes, some cinnamon, and even yogurt instead of milk.

For this recipe, you use both butter and Crisco, but you can go for just Crisco if you want to control the spread of the cookie when it bakes.

If you’re craving cookies and brownies simultaneously, this treat will help you satisfy both!

Combining brownies and cookies in one recipe is a stroke of genius, giving you chocolatey, chewy, crisp, and fudgy goodness in one go!

While most brookie recipes come in brownie form, this one gives you round cookies with a yin and yang look.

As with most cookie recipes, you can always tweak this to incorporate some of your favorite ingredients, like nuts and peanut butter.

You can also bake this in cookie bar form, with the cookie dough underneath and the brownie batter on top.

Once cooked, cut into squares and serve.

Want a quick and easy cookie recipe you can make in under 30 minutes?

This classic is a sugar cookie with a hint of almond in it.

If you want it to have more almond flavor, you can substitute some of the all-purpose flour with almond flour.

You can also add almond slivers or chopped almonds to the dough.

To top it all off, place a whole almond in the middle of each cookie, and viola, you have a super almond cookie. 

Chewy, fruity, and nutty, these cookies are to die for!

Oh, and did I forget to mention it’s high fiber too?

Most recipes for oatmeal cookies require butter, but this one uses Crisco.

That’s probably why most oatmeal cookies end up thin and spread out.

This one, however, produces small mounds of chunky yumminess.

You can add a few other ingredients to this dough, such as white chocolate chips, or tweak it to use other kinds of nuts, like pecans or almonds.

If you’re a big fan of smores but don’t like the messiness of making them, you can always make these cookies instead.

This recipe packs a gooey surprise in each cookie, with sticky marshmallows enveloped inside the chocolate cookie dough.

To make this more like smores, however, consider adding a graham cracker piece into each cookie under the mallows.

This way, you get true smores goodness without the messy, sticky, fall-apart problems that come with actual smores.

The bottom line

This list of Crisco cookie recipes proves that it can be used for more than just frying chicken and pie crusts!

And it can do even more than that!

Did you know that if you’re baking something vegan or vegetarian, Crisco is the right ingredient to use in place of butter?

This is because it’s made of vegetable oils like soybean and cottonseed oil, so it’s perfect for your vegan cookies and baked treats.

If you love cookies, unlock these cookie recipes:

11 Yummy Crisco Cookie Recipe Collection

11 Yummy Crisco Cookie Recipe Collection

These 11 delectable Crisco cookie recipes will prove that butter isn’t the only thing you can use for making chewy, delicious cookies!


  • Sugar Cookies
  • Bananarama Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Cinnamon Cookies
  • Choco Peppermint Cookies
  • Pistachio & Cardamom Cookies
  • Cowboy Cookies
  • Brookies (Brownie Cookies)
  • Almond Cookies
  • Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
  • Choco Mallow Cookies


  1. Find your favorite recipe from our Crisco Cookie Recipes list.
  2. Gather all the ingredients needed.
  3. Start baking and make us proud!

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