These turn into nice soft wonderfully pink cookies. I could not find one unused quart jar so I'm sorry I could not present it as the gift in a picture but I just went and made the recipe and these turned out so well. The only hint I'll give is when mixing the shortening with the buttermilk, eggs, etc. - you should make sure the shortening is in the bowl first and then cream it a bit with the egg before adding the buttermilk and food coloring as it does not reallly mix well together at all and will splash (I have a pink dotted apron to prove it - ha ha). I used semi sweet chocolate chips and the taste in these cookies is wonderful. For the holidays I'm going to give out the jars but with some premade cookies too! Made for the Think Pink Tag Game in Cooking Games with Friends forum Oct. 2009.
This was very easy to put together and would make a great gift. I'll be baking the cookies this weekend and will update my review then. Made for THINK PINK TAG GAME, October 2010!