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Jack-Oat-Lantern Cookie Pops

For the cookies:

1 cups fi rmly packed brown sugar

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

2 eggs

2 tablespoons milk

2 cups oats (quick or old-fashioned,


2 cups all-purpose fl our

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

teaspoon baking soda

teaspoon salt, optional

Flat wooden ice cream sticks

For the decorations:

Prepared vanilla frosting or

decorator frosting in tubes

Assorted candies (candy corn,

chocolate chips, candy-coated

chocolate pieces)

In large bowl, beat sugar and margarine until creamy.

Add eggs and milk; beat well. Add combined oats, fl our,

baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix well,

cover, and chill about 2 hours.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Shape dough into 1 -inchdiameter

balls. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie

sheets. Insert fl at wooden stick into side of each ball of

dough. Using bottom of glass dipped in sugar, fl atten to

form 2 -inch-diameter circles.

Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until edges are light golden

brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire

racks. Cool completely.

Decorate as desired with frosting and candies.

Yield: 2 to 2 dozen

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