August 31, 2010

Teddy Bear Cookies

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted (I've also just used cocoa powder)

Heat oven to 375. Combine sugar, butter, egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and salt.

Divide dough in half; combine half of dough with baking chocolate. (Or add a little bit of cocoa
until dough becomes chocolate-looking.)

For each teddy bear, form a portion of either color dough into a large ball for a body, a medium ball for a head, four small balls for arms/legs, two smaller balls for ears, and one small ball for nose. If desired, add additional balls for eyes and mouth. Repeat with remaining dough, making either vanilla or chocolate bears or mixing the doughs to make two-toned bears. (Flatten balls as you assemble the bears.)

Bake for 7-8 minutes or until body is set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet and cool completely.

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