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Gingerbread Bears


Ingredients

1 cup butter

1 cup butter

⅔ cup packed brown sugar

⅔ cup packed brown sugar

⅔ cup corn syrup

⅔ cup corn syrup

1 egg, beaten

1 egg, beaten

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

4 cups all-purpose flour

4 cups all-purpose flour

¾ teaspoon baking soda

¾ teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground ginger

¾ teaspoon ground cloves

¾ teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

In a medium saucepan, Stir together the margarine, brown sugar, and molasses over medium heat until dissolved. Pour into a large mixing bowl, and let cool for 5 minutes. Stir the egg and vanilla into the melted mixture until smooth. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves; stir into the wet mixture. Cover and chill dough for a few hours or overnight.

In a medium saucepan, Stir together the margarine, brown sugar, and molasses over medium heat until dissolved. Pour into a large mixing bowl, and let cool for 5 minutes. Stir the egg and vanilla into the melted mixture until smooth. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves; stir into the wet mixture. Cover and chill dough for a few hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F ( 165 degrees C ).

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F ( 165 degrees C ).

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into bear shapes with a cookie cutter, and place onto an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, cookies should be firm.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into bear shapes with a cookie cutter, and place onto an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, cookies should be firm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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