Cherry tree cookies

Yield: 36 cookies

Measure Ingredient
⅓ cup Shortening; soft
¾ cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
1 \N Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1¼ cup Sifted all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Milk
1½ cup Quaker Oats, uncooked (quick or old-fashioned)
\N \N Red cinnamon candies
\N \N Green colored sugar
\N \N Chocolate shot

Beat shortening and sugar together until creamy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Sift together flour, soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in oats. Chill dough several hours.

Roll out on lightly floured board or canvas to ⅛-inch thickness.

Cut out "tree-tops" with floured 3-½-inch round cutter. Cut out "tree trunks" about 1 inch tall with sharp knife. Place circles on greased cooky sheet; attach "tree trunks". Press cinnamon candies into "tree tops" and sprinkle with green colored sugar. Sprinkle "tree trunks" with chocolate shot. Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 F.) 8 to 10 minutes.

NOTE: Cookies can be cut with a tree-shaped cutter, if desired.

Decorate as above.

Source: Our Favorites for family and friends Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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