PEANUT BUTTER BEARS
1 CUP SHORTENING
1 CUP PEANUT BUTTER
1 ½ CUPS GRANULATED SUGAR
½ CUP PACKED BROWN SUGAR
1 ½ TSP. BAKING SODA
1 TSP. VANILLA
2 ¼ CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
DECORATIONS (IF YOU WANT)
Steps 1. Preheat oven to 350*. Put shortening and peanut butter in
the mixing bowl. Beat with the electric mixer on medium speed until
well mixed. Stopping the mixer to scrape with rubber spatula. Stop
the mixer. 2. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and baking soda.
Beat with the electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed,
stopping the mixer to scrape the bowl. Stop the mixer. 3. Add eggs
and vanilla. Beat with the electric mixer on medium speed until well
mixed. Stop the mixer. 4. Add the flour, ½ cup at a time, to the
peanut butter mixture. Beat with the electric mixer on medium speed
until well mixed. Stop the mixer; stir in any remaining flour with
the wooden spoon. 5. To make one bear, shape the dough into balls of
the following sizes: one1-inch ball, one ¾-inch ball, six ½-inch
balls, and one ¼-inch ball. On the ungreased cookie sheet use your
hand to press gently on the1-inchball, flatten it to ½-inch thickness
for the body. Attach the ¾-inch ball for the head; flatten it to ½-
inch thickness. Attach the six ½-inch balls for the arms, legs, and
ears. Place the ¼-inch ball on the head for the nose. Repeat with
remaining dough, leaving about 1 ½-inch space between each bear. Or,
form dough into other shapes such as bunnies, butterflies, or
dinosaurs. For even baking, all cookies must be about the same size.
Prep: 20 minutes plus shaping Bake: about 10 minutes per batch Makes
Carnival of the Recipes – Anything Goes Recipes August 11, 2007
Carnival of the Recipes is up at TechnoGypsy
You can find it here: Anything Goes Recipes
Next week the recipe carnival is going to be at Anywhere but here. The theme is recipes from places you don’t live. Submit your post to the next edition of carnival of the recipes using our carnival submission form and make it easy on the host. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page as well as Shawn Lea’s site.
Christmas Recipes – Christmas Candy Recipe
3/4 c. condensed milk
2 c. lt. brown sugar
1 c. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. dark Karo corn syrup
Cook together to 240°. Add 1 tsp. vanilla. Cook to 246°. Pour into
buttered tin 1″ deep. Press nuts into candy if desired. Cut when
It’s Too Hot To Cook Edition of the Carnival of the Recipes August 8, 2007
This very special Summer-themed Recipe Carnival provides some absolutely amazing recipes for slow cooking and crockpot cooking.
Recipes carnival goddess Shawn Lea provided her three favorite crockpot recipes
Don presents Energy Bars – The Best Homemade Energy Bar Recipes posted at Don’s Biggest Loser Blog.
“If you love those little energy bars but are shocked at how much they cost, then try these homemade energy bar recipes. They’re fun to make, everyone loves them and they’ll give you a boost of energy…oh yeah…they taste better than the store bought ones!”
wee wifey at 2 Fat Leaders provides a recipe for Slow Cooker Lasagna
“Convenient no-cook lasagna noodles take the work out of this traditional favorite adapted for the slow cooker. Because it’s so easy to assemble, it’s great for workdays as well as weekends.”
Crockpot Appetizer Recipes – Whiskey Sausage August 3, 2007
Whiskey Sausage in the Crock Pot
5 pounds kielbasa sausage
2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 cups catsup
4 ounces whiskey
Mix sugar, catsup and whiskey. Layer sausage, then sauce, sausage, then sauce, etc. in a crockpot.
Cook overnight on LOW.