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Easy Fancy Cookies

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Easy But Fancy Cookies

Easy But Fancy Cookies

Linda Larsen
These cookies taste like so much more than the sum of the (three!) ingredients. Something about the oats and powdered sugar combination make them mouth-watering, tender, and crisp. Make a few batches and store the dough in your fridge (up to four days) or the freezer (up to 3 months) to whip out for last-minute guests.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 48 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened (NO substitutes)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • dash salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • Chocolate Star Candies


In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and salt and add vanilla. Stir in flour and oats. Shape dough into 2 rolls, each 1-1/2" in diameter. Wrap well in waxed paper, twisting the ends to seal. Chill well, at least 2 hours, before baking.

When ready to bake, cut dough into 1/4" slices and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Top each with a chocolate star. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove to racks to cool.

You can freeze this dough, unbaked, for up to 2 months. Just slice and bake right out of the freezer, adding a few minutes to the baking time.

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 5 out of 5
So excellent and easy, Guest Amy

These cookies are so good and easy. In fact, they are my four-year-old's favorite! I make them all year round. They're crisp and crunchy, but tender. And the chocolate star is the perfect finishing touch.

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