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       Title: Gingerbread Teddy Bear Cookies
  Categories: Holidays, Cookies, Gifts, Christmas, Kids
       Yield: 1 servings
       1 c  Butter or margarine
     2/3 c  Packed brown sugar
     2/3 c  Dark or light corn syrup
       4 c  All-purpose flour
   1 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
       1 ts Ground ginger
     3/4 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Ground cloves
       1 ea Beaten egg
   1 1/2 ts Vanilla
            Miniature chocolate pieces
            Royal icing for decorating
        In a saucepan combine butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Cook
   and stir over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar is
   dissolved. Pour into a large mixing bowl and cool 5 minutes.
   Meanwhile, combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, soda, and cloves.
        Add egg and vanilla to butter mixture and mix well. Add the flour
   mixture and beat until well mixed. Divide the dough in half. Cover and
   chill at least 2 hours or overnight.
        To make each bear shape dough into one 1 inch ball, one 3/4 inch
   ball, six 1/2 inch balls, and five 1/4 inch balls. On an ungreased
   cookie sheet flatten the 1 inch ball to 1/2 inch thickness for body.
   Attach the 3/4 inch ball for head and flatten to 1/2 inch. Attach the
   1/2 inch balls for arms, legs, and ears. Arrange remaining 1/4 inch
   balls atop ends of arms and legs for paws. Use chocolate pieces for
   eyes and navel. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or
   until done. Carefully remove and cool. If desired, pipe on bow ties
   with royal icing. Makes 16 From: Better Homes and Gardens “Cookies
   for Christmas”