Cookies on a stick are fun to make and fun to eat! For terrific party treats, wrap cookies individually using cellophane and colorful ribbon.
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup milk
2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
4 dozen wooden ice cream sticks
- In a large bowl beat together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs.
- In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda. Gradually fold flour mixture into butter mixture alternately with milk; mix well. Stir in oats until combined. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until firm.
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place a wooden stick halfway into each. Flatten each using a glass dipped in a little bit of water, then sugar. Bake for 14 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on the baking sheets for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.