Peanut Butter Bears

Show your creativity and make every bear a little different.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Chill Time: 4+ hours
Bake Time: 10 minutes per batch
Yield: 3 dozen bears

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter OR margarine, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup Karo┬« Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Argo┬« Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Beat peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and eggs in a large bowl at medium speed until smooth. Reduce speed; beat in 2 cups flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. With a spoon, stir in remaining 2 cups flour. Divide dough into 2 portions; wrap each in plastic wrap. Chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Divide each portion of dough into 2 parts; keep portions refrigerated until ready to use.
  3. Roll out half of dough on a floured surface to a 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with floured bear cookie cutter. Repeat with remaining 3 portions of dough.
  4. Use scraps of dough to make bear faces. Make 1 small ball of dough for muzzle. Form 3 smaller balls of dough and press gently to create eyes and nose.
  5. Bake bears on ungreased cookie sheets for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely on wire rack. Decorate as desired using frosting to create paws, ears and bow ties.