Cupid's Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
3 - 4 drops red food coloring
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
4 (1 ounce) squares milk chocolate

Beat together butter or margarine and white sugar until light and fluffy.
Blend in egg and vanilla. Sift together flour and salt. Add to creamed
mixture and mix well. Stir in oats. Divide dough in half. Add extract and a

few drops of food color to half of dough. Chill for several hours. Roll out
tinted half of dough to 1/8 inch thickness on surface sprinkled lightly with
confectioners' sugar. Cut with 1 1/2 inch heart-shaped cutter. Roll out
remaining untinted half of dough and cut with 2 1/2 inch heart-shaped cutter.
Place cutouts on ungreased sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for
10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and place 1 chocolate square on center of
each large heart. Place small heart on top and press lightly to secure.
Transfer to rack to cool.