30 September, 2010
Gingerbread Teddy Bear CookiesPosted in : Cookies on by : admin
1 c Butter or margarine
2/3 c Packed brown sugar
2/3 c Dark or light corn syrup
4 c All-purpose flour
1 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
1 ts Ground ginger
3/4 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Ground cloves
1 ea Beaten egg
1 1/2 ts Vanilla
Miniature chocolate pieces
Royal icing for decorating
In a saucepan combine butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Cook
and stir over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar is
dissolved. Pour into a large mixing bowl and cool 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, soda, and cloves.
Add egg and vanilla to butter mixture and mix well. Add the flour
mixture and beat until well mixed. Divide the dough in half. Cover and
chill at least 2 hours or overnight.
To make each bear shape dough into one 1 inch ball, one 3/4 inch
ball, six 1/2 inch balls, and five 1/4 inch balls. On an ungreased
cookie sheet flatten the 1 inch ball to 1/2 inch thickness for body.
Attach the 3/4 inch ball for head and flatten to 1/2 inch. Attach the
1/2 inch balls for arms, legs, and ears. Arrange remaining 1/4 inch
balls atop ends of arms and legs for paws. Use chocolate pieces for
eyes and navel. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or
until done. Carefully remove and cool. If desired, pipe on bow ties
with royal icing. Makes 16