Girly Girl Cookies

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What You Need:

  • ¼ cup butter or soft Crisco vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 cup quick or old fashioned oats, Uncooked
  • Few drops red food coloring
  • Chocolate frosting (or jam of choice)

How to Make It:

  1. Beat together shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and peppermint extract; beat well. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Stir in oats. Add just enough red food coloring to make a pink dough. Cover and chill dough 1 hour. Roll out dough on a lightly floured board to 1/8". Cut with 2" floured, heart shaped cookie cutter. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 375° F for 6 minutes. Remove and cool on rack.
  2. Frost ½ of the cookies with chocolate frosting of choice or jam of choice.
  3. Top with remaining cookies, sandwich style.