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Easter Egg Cookies

 Easter Egg Cookies
My mother started baking these cookies with me and my eight brothers and sisters when I was a child," reveals Barbara Neuweg of West Point, Iowa, "and I carried on the tradition with our four youngsters when they were little." Now, it may not be long before Barbara's children begin making the cookies with their own tots. Reports Mom, "They've all left home to start families of their own."
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • Cake decorating gel, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, oats and salt;
  • stir into creamed mixture. Divide dough into three equal portions.
  • Form 12 egg-shaped cookies from each portion. Place on ungreased
  • baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until set. Cool
  • completely.
  • Combine glaze ingredients until smooth; spoon over cookies. Decorate
  • as desired. Yield: 3 dozen.