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Favorite Teddy Bear Cookies

Cookies become a really special treat when they are shaped into cute little teddy bears...

Step-by-Step Instructions

Heat oven to 375°F. Combine sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.  Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Divide dough in half. Place half of dough into another bowl; stir in chocolate until well mixed.

Shape each teddy bear using either vanilla or chocolate dough or a combination for two-toned teddy bears. Shape 1 large (1-inch) ball for body. Place onto ungreased cookie sheet; flatten slightly. Shape1 medium (3/4-inch) ball for head, 4 small (1/2-inch) balls for arms and legs, 2 smaller balls for ears. Attach head, arms, legs and ears by overlapping slightly onto body. Add small balls for eyes, nose and mouth, if desired. Use fork to make claws on paws. 

Bake 7-8 minutes or until body is set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Total Time: 7-8 Minutes

Servings: 16 cookies

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted

Recipe provided by Land O'Lakes, a member of
the Home Baking Association