Jelly Bean Cookies

1/2 c. shortening

3/4 c. sugar (I will reduce to 1/2 c. in future)

1 egg

2 T. half and half

1 t. vanilla

1 1/2 c. flour

1 1/4 t. baking powder

pinch of salt

3/4 c. small jelly beans

Cream together shortening and sugar in large bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment.  Add the egg, half and half and vanilla beating until well blended.  Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix at low setting until incorporated, increase speed and beat into creamed mixture.  Reduce mixer to lowest setting and stir in jelly beans.

Using a small cookie scoop, place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment, spacing 1" apart.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 10-12 minutes, until edges are golden brown.