Gingerbread Bears

Gingerbread Bears


"These scrumptious little cuties taste great decorated with icing or just left plain. For a darker, spicier cookie, use molasses instead of corn syrup."


servings 263 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 263 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.9g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 140 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium saucepan, Stir together the margarine, brown sugar, and molasses over medium heat until dissolved. Pour into a large mixing bowl, and let cool for 5 minutes. Stir the egg and vanilla into the melted mixture until smooth. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves; stir into the wet mixture. Cover and chill dough for a few hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F ( 165 degrees C ).
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into bear shapes with a cookie cutter, and place onto an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, cookies should be firm.
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  1. 18 Ratings


this recipe is very tasty, not too strong. the dough does need to be refrigerated just not too long. I chilled mine for the afternoon while I ran errands and it was rock hard. I had to let it si...

These were very nice! I didn't have molasses in the house so I wanted a recipe that didn't call for it. These have a nice mild taste...sweet enough for my kids and not overly sweet for my husb...

Made these for a conference, went down an amazing treat, added a touch more cinammon and ginger to make 'em taste a little more. Once people had the taste for them, they came back for more.

I made 2 batches for my son's teddy bear birthday breakfast picnic, both batches came out different but both tasted good. I bought small tubes of icing & let the kids decorate them themselves. ...

very good recipe, I subbed molasses for corn syrup, took out 2 tablespoons of flour and subbed corn starch, added extra ginger and cinnamon, and added 1/4 tspn allspice. 10 minutes leaves them j...

Loved this! I am not a cut-out-cookie kind of person so I was reluctant to try one, but my teenaged daughters boyfriend requested gingerbread cookies so we decided to try. This one is great! Rol...

These look great but are lacking in flavor (I used half molasses & half corn syrup; perhaps all molasses would have been better). My gay lovers definitely thought they needed some more spice.

Very easy. I chilled the dough for less than 30 minutes and the rolling and cutting out was super-easy. The taste is very good as well, I decorated some with powdered sugar while they were still...

I used molasses and more cinnamon/ginger but no cloves. Great flavor, but a bit dry and not as soft and chewy as I'd like.