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Easy Fancy Cookies

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


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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