Teddy bears cookies

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Brown sugar; firmly packed
1 cup Butter; softened
2 teaspoons Vanilla; real
2 \N Eggs
2¼ cup Pillsbury BEST flour
2½ cup Quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon Baking soda
\N \N Brown or chocolate decorator icing
\N \N Red M & Ms

1. In large bowl, combine brown sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs; blend well.

2. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In medium bowl, combine flour, oats and baking soda; mix well. Add to brown sugar mixture; blend well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.

3. Heat oven to 375*F. For each bear, form two ½ inch balls and one 1½ inch ball. Place the large ball on ungreased cookie sheet; place smaller pieces on top to form ears. Flatten dough slightly; crimp edges with fork.

Repeat with remaining dough, placing large balls of dough 3 inches apart on cookie sheets.

4. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.

5. To decorate, use small round tip on decorator icing; pipe icing on each cookie for eyes and mouth. For nose, use small amount of icing to secure M&M on cookie. Let icing set before storing. Store in lightly covered container.

2 dozen large cookies.

NOTES : A friend will be very pleased to recieve a basket filled with = these oatmeal bears. Tuck a little stuffed bear holding the recipe into the = basket along with the cookies. Makes a great baby shower gift! Recipe by: Pillsbury Classic Cookies and Bars Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by candi@... (Candi) on Sep 08, 1998, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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