*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Teddy Bears Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : Pillsbury Classic Cookies and Bars
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:55
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  cups          brown sugar -- firmly packed
    1      cup           butter -- softened
    2      teaspoons     vanilla -- real
    2                    eggs
    2 1/4  cups          Pillsbury BEST flour
    2 1/2  cups          quick-cooking oats
    1      teaspoon      baking soda
                         brown or chocolate decorator icing
                         red M & Ms
 
 1.  In large bowl, combine brown sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy.
 Add vanilla and eggs; blend well.
 2.  Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.  In medium bowl, combine
 flour, oats and baking soda; mix well.  Add to brown sugar mixture; blend well.
 Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
 3.  Heat oven to 375*F.  For each bear, form two 1/2 inch balls and one 1 1/2
 inch ball.  Place the large ball on ungreased cookie sheet; place smaller piece
 s
 on top to form ears.  Flatten dough slightly; crimp edges with fork.  Repeat
 with remaining dough, placing large balls of dough 3 inches apart on cookie
 sheets.  
 4.  Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.  Cool 2 minutes;
 remove from cookie sheets.  Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.
 5.  To decorate, use small round tip on decorator icing; pipe icing on each
 cookie for eyes and mouth.  For nose, use small amount of icing to secure M&M o
 n
 cookie.  Let icing set before storing.  Store in lightly covered container.
 
 2 dozen large cookies.
 
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 NOTES : A friend will be very pleased to recieve a basket filled with these
 oatmeal bears.  Tuck a little stuffed bear holding the recipe into the basket
 along with the cookies.  Makes a great baby shower gift!