TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 36 servings
In a large bowl,
cream the butter, peanut butter and brown sugar. Beat in the corn syrup
and eggs. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to
the creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to
On a lightly
floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured
4-in. bear-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking
sheets. Roll leftover dough into small balls; press gently into each
cookie, forming the bear's muzzle, nose and eyes.
Bake at 350°
for 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Using gel
or frosting, decorate each bear's face, paws and ears and form a bow
tie.Yield: about 3 dozen.