Tart candies take the place of typicalchocolate chips in these delicious cookies. A bit of oatmealadds a chewy contrast to these sweet treats.
Recipe: Super Smarties Cookies
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup vegetable shortening 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 large eggs 2 cups rolled (old-fashioned) oats 1 1/2 cup Smarties candies – divided use
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a small bowl, stir together flour,baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together shortening,sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Beat in eggs oneat a time, beating well after each addition.
Gradually beat flour mixture into shorteningmixture. Stir in oats and 1 cup of the candies. Drop dough intablespoonfuls onto baking sheets, about 1½ inches apart.Top each cookie with 2 or 3 of the remaining candies for garnish.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until goldenbrown. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes; transfer to rackto cool completely.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.
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