Cherry Tree Cookies
Sifted all-purpose flour
(quick or old-fashioned)
Red cinnamon candies
Green colored sugar
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 1/8-inch thickness.
Cut out "tree-tops" with floured 3-1/2-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