Peanut Butter Bears
Peanut Butter Bear Photo
Peanut Butter Bear

YIELD Makes 4 dozen cookies


2 cups uncooked quick oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute or 2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons miniature chocolate chips


  1. Combine oats, flour and baking powder in large bowl; set aside.
  2. Beat granulated sugar, butter, peanut butter and brown sugar in large bowl at medium-high speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add egg substitute and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Add oat mixture; beat at low speed until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  4. For each bear, shape 1 (1-inch) ball for body and 1 (3/4-inch) ball for head. Place body and head together on cookie sheet; flatten slightly. Form 7 small balls for arms, ears, legs and nose; arrange on bear body and head. Place 2 chocolate chips on each head for eyes. Place 1 chocolate chip on each body for belly-button.
  5. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
This recipe appears in: Cooking with Kids
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Saturated Fat 2 g
Total Fat 5 g
Calories from Fat 41 %
Calories 110
Protein 2 g
Sodium 82 mg
Fat 1
Starch 1
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