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Baby Polar Bear Shortbread Cookies

  • Prep 1 hr 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 38

Get creative with these bear shortbread cookies decorated with Betty Crocker® icing – perfect for dessert. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup butter, softened
3/4
cup granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

Icing

1
cup powdered sugar
3
to 5 teaspoons milk
1/4
teaspoon vanilla

Decorations

3/4
cup grated white chocolate baking bar (about 1 oz from 4-oz package)
76
white vanilla baking chips, tips cut off (about 1/4 cup)
76
mini semisweet chocolate chips (about 2 teaspoons)
19
small round chocolate-covered creamy mints, cut in half
1
pouch (7 oz) Betty Crocker™ Cookie Icing chocolate icing

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and salt; beat until blended. Beat in flour gradually on low speed until soft dough forms. Shape dough into ball.
  • 2
    On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 38 circles, gently pressing together and rerolling scraps as necessary. Onto ungreased cookie sheets, place circles 2 inches apart.
  • 3
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are just beginning to brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely before decorating.
  • 4
    In small bowl, stir together powdered sugar, 3 teaspoons milk and the vanilla until blended. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until smooth and desired consistency.
  • 5
    To Decorate Cookies: Using knife, spread icing over cookies in thin layer. For each cookie, immediately sprinkle about 3/4 teaspoon white chocolate evenly over icing. Press into icing 2 vanilla baking chips, cut side down, for ears, 2 chocolate chips for eyes and 1 mint, cut side down, for nose. Using chocolate icing, pipe mouth.

Expert Tips

  • Shortbread dough gets its flakiness from butter so using it to make this recipe is recommended.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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