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These adorable groundhog cookies are edible, movable and easy to make.

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  • How to bake an oatmeal cookie. Pop Up Groundhog Cookies - Step 1
    Step 1

    Mix the no-bake cookie mounds.
    Before mixing the cookies, arrange your plastic cake dowels on a sheet of parchment paper or waxed paper. In a large pan on the stove, mix and melt the sugar, cocoa powder, butter and milk over high heat. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat. Add the peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. Mix well.

  • How to bake an oatmeal cookie. Pop Up Groundhog Cookies - Step 2
    Step 2

    Form the no-bake cookie mounds.
    With a teaspoon, scoop and drop your cookie mixture around the plastic dowels, forming small mounds about the same size as the Fudge Stripe cookies. Allow the cookie mounds to cool and harden completely before removing the plastic dowels. (Note: Don't attempt to cut out the center of the cookie after it has cooled, as the hardened cookies will crack.)

  • How to bake an oatmeal cookie. Pop Up Groundhog Cookies - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make the groundhogs.
    Soften a Tootsie Roll with your hands or in a microwave for a few seconds. Mold the ears and head, and widen the body so that it has a base slightly larger than the hole of your Fudge Stripe cookies but will fit through the hole in the cookie mound. Secure the eyes and teeth with a tiny dab of chocolate frosting or chocolate candy melts. Make a nose with another dab of chocolate. Draw two black dots on the eyes with an edible food color marker.

  • How to bake an oatmeal cookie. Pop Up Groundhog Cookies - Step 4
    Step 4

    Assemble the cookie.
    Pipe a circle of chocolate frosting or chocolate candy melts onto the Fudge Stripe cookie. Place one Tootsie Roll groundhog over the center hole. Place a cookie mound over both, securing it to the frosted bottom cookie. Allow chocolate to harden.

  • How to bake an oatmeal cookie. Pop Up Groundhog Cookies - Step 5
    Step 5

    Play with your food!
    Insert your pinky or index finger into the hole to make your groundhog move up and down.

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