1 c Butter or margarine; soft
3/4 c Sugar
1 ts Vanilla
1 1/2 c Sifted all-purpose flour
1 ts Soda
1/4 ts Salt
1 1/2 c 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