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Homemade Lollipop Cookies

This is my grandson's favorite cookie recipe. One year he asked me to make them for his kindergarten class. I did, and drove 50 miles to deliver them to his school! The cookies are delicious even if you don't make them into "lollipops." —Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Popsicle sticks or wooden skewers
  • Frosting
  • Assorted decorating gels
  • Miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Assorted candies: gum drops, sour spaghetti candy and peanut M&Ms

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream sugars and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, water and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Lightly flour hands and shape dough into 24 balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour. Insert a Popsicle stick or skewer into each.
  • Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Create faces as desired with frosting, decorating gels, mini chips and candies.
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