Fat Teddies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
2 oz. semisweet chocolate, melted
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Makes about 16.
In bowl, beat together butter, sugar, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.
Beat in egg, beating well.
Remove about 1 cup of the batter to separate bowl; combine with melted chocolate.
Stir together 1 cup of the flour and 1/4 tsp. of the baking soda; gradually add to chocolate battter, blending thoroughly.
Add remaining flour and baking soda to plain batter, blending thoroughly.
Working with small pieces of dough at one time and keeping the rest covered, shape 1" balls for bodies and heads; press together.
Place 2" apart on lightly greased baking sheets; press lightly to flatten.
Shape and add small bits of dough for ears, arms and legs, pressing together.
Add tiny bits of contrasting dough for eyes, mouth, buttons and paws.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Bake in 350F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until firm to the touch and lightly browned.
Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes.