A holiday favourite, these cookies are sure to disappear quickly!
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup quick-cooking or rolled oats
1 cup semi-sweet or sweet chocolate
3 tsp milk
1 cup walnuts, finely chopped (optional)
Step 1: Preheat oven to 325°F.
Step 2: With hand mixer or food processor, cream together shortening, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Step 3: Add flour and salt to creamed mixture and stir well. Add oats and stir to combine.
Step 4: Shape dough into "fingers" and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2" apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove cookie sheet from oven and cool on wire rack.
Step 5: Once cookies have cooled completely, melt chocolate in small saucepan over low heat. Add 3 tsp milk and stir to combine.
Step 6: Dip ends of cookies into chocolate, then roll in chopped nuts, if desired. Allow chocolate to cool before serving.
Makes 2 dozen cookies
For another easy shortbread recipe, try our Whipped Shortbread Cookies.