Another future goal of ours, is to raise pigs for meat, and of course have lard.
I did not have enough dough to cover 24 whole maraschino
cherries. I started to cut them in half, however, in the end, preferred the whole cherry in the cookie. Next time, I need to use less dough per cookie.
These would be great for Valentine's Day or Christmas.
I am sure the debate over shortening and lard will continue for years, and doctors will have their opinion. But when it comes down to it, it's about what's real and what's not real. And of course, everything in moderation.