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Chocolate-Oat Bat Cookies

Oatmeal cookie fans will love this variation that combines oats, chocolate and coconut. They're different then average cutouts, and the bat shape is so cute! —Edna Hall, Aitkin, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, finely chopped
  • Red-hot candies

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Stir in chocolate and extracts. Combine the flour, oats, salt and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture until well blended. Stir in coconut. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a lightly floured 3-in. bat-shaped cookie cutter.
  • Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Add Red-Hots for eyes. Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 227 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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