Shepherd's Lambs

Shepherd's Lambs

Kids love to help roll the dough into small balls for these cookies.

60 min. prep time
12 cookies
151 Rating


3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond flavoring
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dark brown paste food color


Combine butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, vanilla and almond flavoring; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Remove 1/3 cup dough. Place in bowl; stir in food color. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.

Heat oven to 325°F.

Shape plain dough into varying size (1/8- to 1/2-inch) small balls. Place balls onto ungreased cookie sheet in 2 1/2x1 1/2-inch oval, leaving space for head and feet. Shape brown dough into 2 small balls for each foot; press into oval shape. Shape brown dough into 1/2-inch ball for head; press into oval shape. Place tiny ball of plain dough on head for eye. Shape plain dough into small ball; place on oval for tail. Bake 12-16 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.


Roly Poly Teddy Bears: Heat oven to 325°F. Shape plain dough into varying size (1/8- to 1/2-inch) small balls. Place balls onto ungreased cookie sheet in 1 1/2-inch circle. Shape plain dough into 2 (1/2-inch) balls; flatten slightly. Place onto circle for ears. Shape brown dough into 2 (1/4-inch) balls; flatten slightly. Place on top of larger circles for ears. Shape brown dough into 2 small balls for eyes and 1 medium ball for nose; place on circle for eyes and nose. Bake 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Makes 24 teddy bears.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 230

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 50mg

Sodium: 210mg

Carbohydrates: 27g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #10684©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is a tried and true recipe. I have made these little lambs for the past 2 Easter Sundays.
They are a family favorite and look great on the dessert table. My daugter-in-law asked me
to make them for Christmas. Using the same concept, I made the recipe into Christmas wreaths.

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