Thursday, February 19, 2009

Peanut Butter Bears

A guest post from my sister, Holly. I question her originality, since she might have mentioned 'pretending it was her idea,' but I didn't have to do much work, so I don't question too far.

So here's a recipe that's adorable, and kids can help too!

Peanut Butter Bears

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • decorations (I use mini chocolate chips)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix shortening and peanut butter together. Mix in sugar, brown sugar, and baking soda.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla.
  4. Mix in flour slowly.
  5. For each bear, form the following out of dough.
  6. -One 1" ball
    -One 3/4" ball
    -Six 1/2" balls
    -One 1/4" ball
  7. On ungreased cookie sheet, press the 1" ball to about a half inch thickness. Attach the 3/4" ball as the head; flatten. Arrange the 1/2" balls around for arms, legs, and ears. Place the 1/4" ball on the head as the snout.
  8. Add decorations as eyes, nose, teeth, whatever.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies are light brown.
Makes about 24 to 36 cookies.

1 comment:

Holly K said...

Yay! Although, next time you request a guest post, you really should give me more guidelines. Otherwise I will just continue to give you recipes. :)