Dolce Mangia
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Happy Face Pumpkin Cookies

2 c brown sugar
1/2 c butter
1/2 c shortening
2 eggs
2 c flour
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon
2 c quick oats
1 c M&Ms
1 can vanilla frosting
Orange food coloring
M&Ms for decorative faces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl beat sugar, butter and shortening till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and continue to beat. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Fold in oats and 1 c M&Ms. On baking sheets, place heaping tablespoons of dough 3" apart. Shape dough into an oval. Add a bit of dough for the stem. Bake 12-14 minutes or till golden. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Spread frosting in an oval and give each pumpkin eyes, nose and mouth with M&Ms.

Time: 2 hours   Makes: 2.5 dozen

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