• Vol. 03
  • Chapter 05
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A Found Poem from a Nut-Hugging Bear Cookies Recipe

1. Preheat arms to a degree when they are just right for an embrace.
2. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
3. In smaller measures, mix sugar, honey. And yes, oil, so it’s easy to slip on the love. A pinch of salt, too.
4. Mix them all and spread on parchment paper.
5. With a bear cookie cutter, carve the teddy bears.
6. Draw the face. Now, now, not with a nail dot pen. Be gentle.
7. Be careful about their noses. They don’t like them to be messed with.
8. Place the almonds and have the bears hug them tight.
9. Use leftover dough to make the tails. Or spare noses.
10. Bake in a warm, tight hug.
11. Turn down the heat if the bears melt in your arms.
12. When they are done, handle with care.

Note: They like to be eaten warm.