Pastel Easter Cookies in a Jar
|Title:||Pastel Easter Cookies In A Jar|
Layer the following in a quart-size jar, packing down firmly:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups firmly-packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups pastel-colored candy coated chocolate pieces
or pastel-colored vanilla chips
Attach the following instructions on a gift tag:
Pastel Easter Cookies
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooling cookies.
Combine 3/4 cup golden Crisco shortening, 2 tablespoons milk and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract in a large bowl and mix well. Add 1 beaten egg and then contents of jar. Mix until well blended. Drop rounded tablespoonsful of dough 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake one baking sheet at a time for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies, or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. DO NOT OVER-BAKE. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to foil to cool completely.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.