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Beary Cute Cookies

 Beary Cute Cookies
These cheery cookie cubs, served at my teddy bear picnic, will delight "kids" of all ages! I like to make fun foods but don't care to spend a whole lot of time fussing. So the idea of using candy for the bears' features was right up my alley. -Susan Schuller, Brainerd, Minnesota
15 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Additional sugar
  • 30 miniature milk chocolate kisses
  • 60 M&M's® Brand Mini Chocolate Candies

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well (dough will be
  • crumbly).
  • Set aside about 1/2 cup of dough for ears. Shape remaining dough into
  • 1-in. balls; roll in additional sugar. Place 3 in. apart on
  • ungreased baking sheets. Flatten to about 1/2-in. thickness. Roll
  • reserved dough into 1/2-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place two smaller
  • balls about 1 in. apart touching each flattened ball (do not flatten
  • smaller balls).
  • Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until set and edges are lightly

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Beary Cute Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • browned. Remove from oven; immediately press one kiss and two baking
  • bits into each cookie for nose and eyes. Cool for 5 minutes before
  • removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2-1/2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 229 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 210 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.