These are a fun treat that would be great for the kids to help with. The dough is easy to handle once refrigerated for a while, and the cool part is no two turn out the same.
Be careful with the food coloring though!!
Mix together shortening and sugar till combined. Add egg, milk, vanilla, baking powder, salt and food coloring gel. Mix till well combined, scraping sides as needed.
Add flour 1 c at a time and mix till combined, scrap sides and make sure all flour is mixed in.
Place in covered bowl and refrigerate at least one hour or till easy to handle.
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop all of one color out, wash scoop, then dip out the other color. Roll each color into balls. Wash hands between colors.
Now put one ball of each color together and roll into log.
Pre heat oven to 375°. Now twist or break log in half and roll dough back into a ball. Place on cookie sheet about two inches apart, press down with flat bottom of glass, and bake on second from top rack for 15-20 min until bottom is set or slightly firm.