Peanut butter bears

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Creamy peanut butter
1 cup Margarine; softened
1 cup Packed brown sugar
⅔ cup Light or dark corn syrup
2 \N Eggs
4 cups Flour; divided
1 tablespoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Cinnamon; (optional)
¼ teaspoon Salt

In large bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat peanut butter, margarine, brown sugar, corn syrup and eggs until smooth. Reduce speed; beat in 2 cups of the flour, the baking powder, cinnamon and salt. With spoon stir in remaining 2 cups flour. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Divide dough in half; set aside half. On floured surface roll out half the dough to '/8-inch thickness. Cut with floured bear cookie cutter. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely on wire rack. Decorate as desired. Preparation Time:

35 minutes, plus chilling Bake Time: 10 minutes, plus cooling Note: Use scraps of dough to make bear faces. Make one small ball of dough for muzzle. Form 3 smaller balls of dough and press gently to create eyes and nose; bake as directed. If desired, use frosting to create paws, ears and bow ties.

Recipe by: Treasury of Christmas Recipes (1991) Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #936 by "Eugene Johnston" <ejohnston@...> on Nov 30, 1997

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