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       Title: “Eye” Love Mom Cookies
  Categories: Cookies, Chocolate
       Yield: 1 servings
  
   1 1/4 c  Firmly-packed brown sugar
     3/4 c  Creamy peanut butter
     1/2 c  Crisco shortening
       3 tb Milk
       1 tb Vanilla
       1    Egg
   1 3/4 c  All-purpose flour
     3/4 ts Baking soda
     3/4 ts Salt
            Decoration:
     1/2 c  Semi-sweet chocolate chips
     3/4 c  Raspberry jam
            Or flavour of choice
       1 c  Icing sugar
       1 tb Milk; (1 to 2)
            Food colouring
  
    1. Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Place sheets of foil on
   countertop for cooling cookies 2. Combine brown sugar,
   peanut butter, shortening, milk and vanilla in large bowl.
   Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
   Add egg. Beat just until blended.
    3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed
   mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.
    4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or
   overnight. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
    5. Shape rounded measuring tablespoonfuls (15 mL) of dough
   into ovals. Pat top smooth. Place 2 inches (5 cm) apart
   onto ungreased baking sheet. Indent slightly in center with
   finger.
    6. Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375F (190C) for 8
   to 10 minutes, or until set and just beginning to brown. DO
   NOT OVERBAKE. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove
   cookies to foil to cool completely.
    7. For decoration, place chocolate chips in a heavy
   resealable plastic sandwich bag. Microwave at 50 % (MEDIUM)
   power for 1 minute or until melted, checking every 30
   seconds. Knead bag until smooth. Cut tiny tip off corner of
   bag. Squeeze to pipe design of outline of eye and eyelashes
   onto cookies. Drop teaspoons (5 mL) of jam into center of
   each “eye” for pupil.
    8. Combine icing sugar and milk. Stir until smooth. Add
   additional icing sugar if icing is too thin. Add a few
   drops of food colour, a few drops at a time, to achieve the
   desired colors. Place icing in pastry bags fitted with
   small round writing tip. Alternatively, place in small
   resealable plastic bags. Cut tiny tip off corner of bag.
   Squeeze to pipe on designs for cookies, as desired.
      Makes: About 3 dozen cookies
  
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