posted by ROY 11-15-102 5:08 AM
Taste of Home issue for Feb/March 2000
Beary Cute Cookies
3/4 c shortening
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
30 miniature milk chocolate kisses
60 miniature M&M baking bits
In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, salt and the baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.( dough will be crumbly ). Set aside about 1/2 of the dough for the ears.
Shape remaining dough into 1 inch balls; roll in additional sugar. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to about 1/2 inch thickness. Roll reserved dough into 1/2 inch balls; roll in sugar. Place two smaller balls about 1 inch apart touching each flattened ball (do not flatten smaller balls ).
Bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven ; immediately press one kiss and two baking bits into each cookie for nose and eyes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yields 2 1/2 dozen.
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