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Jack and Jill Cookies

Author/Submitted by: Our Favorites for family and friends Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
Servings: 36
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1  cup  Butter or margarine, soft
3/4  cup  Sugar
1    Egg
1  teaspoon  Vanilla
1 1/2  cups  Sifted all-purpose flour
1  teaspoon  Soda
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
1 1/2  cups  Quaker Oats, uncooked
    (quick or old-fashioned)

Beat butter until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture; blend well. Stir in oats. For ease in handling, chill dough about 1 hour. Shape to form 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cooky sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Insert flat wooden stick or wooden skewer into each. Bake in preheated moderate oven (375 F.) 10 to 12 minutes; cool. Frost cookies with confectioners' sugar frosting. Attach chocolate shot for hair and gumdrop pieces for eyes, nose and mouth. For girl cookies, pipe a bow onto hair with thick frosting. Tie a ribbon bow onto stick for boy's bow tie. When frosting is set, insert sticks into large gumdrops so that cookies stand up.

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