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       Title: Peanut Butter Bears
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
       1 c  Peanut butter
       1 c  Margarine; softened
       1 c  Brown sugar, packed
     2/3 c  Corn syrup
       2    Eggs
       4 c  All-purpose flour; divided
       1 tb Baking powder
       1 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/4 ts Salt
            Frosting; optional
  
   Recipe by: Treasury of Christmas Recipes
       In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the peanut
   butter, margarine, brown sugar, corn syrup and eggs until smooth. Reduce
   the speed; beat in 2 cups of the flour, the baking powder, cinnamon and
   salt.  With a spoon, stir in the remaining 2 cups flour. Wrap the dough in
   plastic wrap; refrigerate for 2 hours.      Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
   Divide the dough in half.
   
       On a floured surface, roll out half of the dough to 1/8-inch thick. Cut
   with a floured bear cookie cutter. Repeat with the remaining dough. Place
   on ungreased cookie sheets. Use scraps of dough to make bear faces. Make
   one small ball of dough for the muzzle. Form 3 smaller balls and press
   gently to create eyes and nose.  Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly
   browned.  Remove from the cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks. If
   desired, use frosting to create paws, ears and bow ties. Penny Halsey
   (ATBN65B).
  
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