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       Title: 1996 1st Place Winner: Chocolate Shots
  Categories: Cookies, Holiday
       Yield: 3 servings
  
       1 c  Unsalted butter; softened
       1 c  Confectioners' sugar
       2 tb Vanilla extract
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/2 ts Baking soda
       1 c  Rolled oats; not instant
       3    Bottles chocolate sprinkles
            -1.75 oz each
  
     First place winner in the Chicago Tribune’s 1996 Annual Holiday Cookie
     Contest. Kimberly H. McGuire of Oak Park, Illinois entered her
     grandmother’s chocolate shot cookie recipe.
   
     1. Beat butter in large bowl of electric mixer at high speed until
     creamy, about 1 minute. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until light and
     fluffy, about 2 minutes. Grandually beat in flour and baking soda
     until smooth. Stir in oats. Refrigerate dough in mixer bowl 10
     minutes for easier handling.
   
     2. Remove dough from refrigerator. Divide dough into 2 to 3 equal
     pieces. Roll each piece into a log about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
     Pour sprinkles into pie plate; roll logs in sprinkles to coat evenly.
     Wrap logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
   
     3. Heat oven to 325'F. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices. Bake on greased
     baking sheet until lightly browned and slightly firm to the touch,
     about 20 minutes. Remove to cooling rack.
   
     Source: Chicago Tribune, December 4, 1996.
  
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