Last weekend I made almond teddy bear cookies for my favourite little girl, Isla Bear’s 2nd birthday party! After a couple attempts at batter that was not holding and tasting as good as I’d like, the third turned out great and was a hit! It’s super simple, so I thought I’d share!
Almond Teddy Bear Cookies
1 Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 Large Egg
2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
2 3/4 Cups Flour
Pack of Almonds – At least 20
Step 1. Pre heat oven to 180°C. Place butter and sugar into a large bowl and combine with an electric mixer.
Step 2. Beat in the egg, vanilla essence and baking powder.
Step 3. Add the flour, 1 cup at a time, combining after each.
Step 4. Over a floured surface, roll out the dough. Roll until it is even and about 5mm high. Any higher and it can spread making you cutter shape unrecognisable. (Do not chill dough or leave it too long as it will stiffen.)
Step 5. Using any cookie cutter, press in and cut away!
Step 6. On an oven pan, lay down some baking paper before laying out the cut biscuit dough on top.
Step 7. Placing an almond in the centre of the biscuit dough, gently wrap a hand or foot around the almond to hold it in place.
Step 8. Bake these for 6-8 minutes or until the edges are a golden brown.
Step 9. Let sit for a minute before serving to maintain their shape.
Extra. Why not make a couple cute bear backsides while youre at it? After you cut out the cookie shape, create a small ball and place as a tail.