Organic vegetable shortening is a classic baking staple.
Wikipedia defines shortening as any fat that is solid at room temperature.
Some fats are better than others, though, and when it comes to gluten-free baking, I prefer Spectrum organic vegetable shortening. It is made with 100% organic expeller pressed palm oil, and thus contains 0 grams oftrans fat. My Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies, Paleo Banana Bread, and Paleo Thin Mints are just a few of my recipes in which vegan shortening is a critical ingredient.