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                            CHERRY TREE COOKIES
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 Serving Size  : 36   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/3   c            Shortening -- soft
      3/4   c            Brown sugar, firmly packed
    1                    Egg
    1       t            Vanilla
    1 1/4   c            Sifted all-purpose flour
      1/2   ts           Soda
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/4   c            Milk
    1 1/2   c            Quaker Oats, uncooked
                         -- (quick or old-fashioned)
                         Red cinnamon candies
                         Green colored sugar
                         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 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
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