Cherry Tree Cookies
colored sugar crystals
Beat shortening and sugar together until creamy.
Blend in egg and vanilla.
Sift together flour, soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.
Stir in oats.
Chill dough several hours.
Roll out on lightly floured board or canvas to ⅛ inch thickness.
Cut out "tree-tops" with floured 3½ inch round cutter.
Cut out "tree trunks" about 1 inch tall with sharp knife.
Place circles on greased cooky sheet; attach "tree trunks".
Press cinnamon candies into "tree tops" and sprinkle with green colored sugar.
Sprinkle "tree trunks" with chocolate shot.
Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F.) 8 to10 minutes.
NOTE: Cookies can be cut with a tree-shaped cutter, if desired.
Decorate as above.