Cookie “Candies”

Cookie "Candies"

Cookie “Candies”

These oatmeal shortbread cookies are one of my must-do cookies every holiday season. The dough is  molded into little shapes then baked. They keep their shape pretty well. Once cooled the cookie are dipped in melted chocolate and then dipped in assorted toppings like sprinkles, coconut or sprinkles. They end up looking like little candies. A great cookie and fun for kids to help decorate.

 

Cookie-Candies

1 c. butter
¾ c. powdered sugar
1 T. vanilla
2 c. flour
½ c. rolled oats
½ c. chocolate chips
¼ c. milk
finely chopped nuts
assorted sprinkles
shredded coconut

Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla. Stir in flour and oats. Shape teaspoonfuls of the dough into different shapes like rounds, ovals, cones cubes etc. Try to make them look like little candies. They will hold their shape very well while baking. Bake in a 325- degree oven for 20-25 minutes on an ungreased baking sheet. Cool. In microwave safe dish combine chocolate and milk and melt. Dip tops of cookies in chocolate mixture and then in one of the toppings you have. Chocolate topping will harden up after a while. Makes about 4 dozen.