Quaker_Chocolate_Bears

Chocolate Cookie Bears

Preparation:

Cooking:

1 Cup(s) granulated sugar
8 Tablespoon(s) (1 stick) butter, softened (do not substitute)
1 Cup(s) semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon(s) vanilla
2 Cup(s) Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1-1/2 Cup(s) all-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon(s) Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon(s) salt (optional)
Ready to spread frosting
Assorted small candies, candy sprinkles, colored sugar
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In large bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer until creamy. Add melted chocolate, eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined oats, flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Cover; chill about 2 hours. Heat oven to 350°F. To make bears, shape dough into 1-inch balls for the bodies, 1/2-inch balls for the heads and 1/4-inch balls for the arms, legs and ears. On ungreased cookie sheets, gently press pieces together to form bears, placing 2 inches apart. Flatten bears slightly. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until firm to the touch. (Do not overbake.) Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Decorate as desired with frosting and candies. Store tightly covered.

Cook's Tip: To melt chocolate chips: place in dry measuring cup or small microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Or, place in top part of double boiler over hot (not boiling) water; stir occasionally until smooth.

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