Peanut Butter Bears
Show your creativity and make every bear a little different.
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Chill Time: 4+ hours
Bake Time: 10 minutes per batch
Yield: 3 dozen bears
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
4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 tablespoon Argo® Baking Powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
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.
Preheat oven to 325ºF. Divide each portion of dough into 2 parts; keep portions refrigerated until ready to use.
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.
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.
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.