You can do it by hand but it’s a lot easier with a big stand mixer. Best with a bear shaped cookie cutter.
Ingredients 1 Cup butter 1 Cup sugar 1/2 Cup molasses 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 4 Cups flour (white whole wheat) 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp cinnamon
Directions Cream butter and sugar. Beat in molasses, egg and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together and stir them in. Gather the dough together and refrigerate in a plastic bag at least a couple of hours. Cut off a chunk of dough, roll it out and use your cookie cutters.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. If you sprinkle the cooled cookies with confectioner’s sugar they become grizzly bears. There will be plenty to share.