Original recipe yields 24 servings
¾ cup butter-flavored shortening
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped Easter candy, or more to taste
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Combine shortening and sugars in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until creamy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla extract; beat until creamy.
Mix flour, salt, and baking soda together in another bowl. Add to the sugar mixture; blend thoroughly. Add chopped candies.
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets.
Bake in the preheated oven until edges are light golden brown, about 11 minutes.