Sweetheart Cookie Sandwiches Recipe

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 drops red food coloring
  • 1 (16 ounce) container prepared chocolate frosting
  1. In a large bowl, beat together shortening, butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and peppermint extract; beat well.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to shortening mixture alternating with milk and mix well. Stir in oats; add in just enough food coloring to make a pink dough. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Roll out dough on a lightly floured board; cut out cookies with a floured 2 inch cookie cutter. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for about 6 minutes. Remove cookies from sheet to cool.
  6. Frost half of the cookies with frosting; top with remaining cookies, sandwich style.