Mini Peanut Butter Cups
In a large bowl blend peanut butter, shortening and sugars, with mixer on medium speed. Add egg, milk and vanilla, beat well. Combine flour and soda, add to egg mixture, beating well. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in the 1/4 cup of sugar. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, or until brown. Remove from oven and immediately press half of a peanut butter cup cut side down into each cookie, about 1/2 inch from bottom edge. Cookies will crack. Cool for 1 minute, transfer cookies to rack. Cool to decorate, tint portions of frosting desired colors with food coloring. Makes about 60 cookies.