Spring into Easter: Oatmeal sugar cookie cutouts

Kids can cut this cookie dough into festive shapes — such as eggs, bunnies and baby chicks — and sprinkle with colored sugar. After baking this cookie recipe, a job for Mom or Dad, they’ll have a great time adding frosting or small candies.

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Cookie recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Quaker oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • Assorted small candies or colored sugars
  • Egg glaze (optional)*
  • Prepared frosting (optional)

* For Egg Glaze: Combine 1 egg yolk and 1/4 teaspoon water; divide into three small dishes. Tint each with food coloring. With small brush, paint glaze on cookies as desired. Bake as directed below.

Cookie baking and decorating instructions

1. Beat margarine and sugar until creamy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, oats, baking soda and salt; mix well. Divide dough in half for easier handling.2. Heat oven to 350 F. Roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut with floured 2 to 3-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Decorate with candies and colored sugars or, if desired, brush with egg glaze.3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Decorate with frosting, if desired. Store tightly covered.

Makes 4 dozen Easter cookies

Nutrition information: 2 cookies Calories 150, Calories From Fat 70, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 135mg, Total Carbohydrates 19g, Sugars 8g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein 2g.

This recipe was provided courtesy of Quaker Oats. Their website offers information on everything from the health benefits of oatmeal to recipes and fun facts, to cooking contests and craft ideas.


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