Favorite Teddy Bear Cookies
Teddy Bear Butter Cookies Recipe

Favorite Teddy Bear Cookies

Cookies become a special treat when shaped into cute little teddy bears.

18
cookies
1 hr 30 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 55 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    Divide dough in half. Place half of dough into another bowl; stir in chocolate until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Shape each teddy bear using either vanilla or chocolate dough or a combination for two-toned teddy bears. Shape 1 large (1-inch) ball for body. Place onto ungreased cookie sheet; flatten slightly. Shape 1 medium (3/4-inch) ball for head, 4 small (1/2-inch) balls for arms and legs, 2 smaller balls for ears. Attach head, arms, legs and ears by overlapping slightly onto body. Add small balls for eyes, nose and mouth, if desired. Use fork to make claws on paws.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 7-8 minutes or until body is set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Nutrition

190Calories
10Fat (mg)
30Cholesterol (mg)
130Sodium (mg)
24Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)

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  May 16, 2016

I made these bear cookies for a teddy bear tea party. The cuteness of the Bears were a hit but my cookies were kind of leaden because they weren't fully baked.....the ones I baked only for 7-8minutes following the recipe. The ones I baked for about 15 min were much lighter and crispier but also turned out a little too browned around the edges. Will need to try again and experiment with the baking time...to see if they turn out less tubby.

— says Dee
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  December 11, 2015

I tried this recipe, 20+ years ago, I think. Just when the Land O Lakes magazine included it and I offered them in a Bear Protection Association's party. Everybody liked them so much, for their taste and their look! Since then, I make them very often. I adore this recipe!

— says S0fia
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