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Pastel Easter Cookies in a Jar

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Layer the ingredients in a quart-size jar, packing down firmly.
  2. 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 for 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. DO NOT OVER-BAKE.

Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to foil to cool completely.