Teddy bear cookies

Papa bear, Mama bear and Baby bear butter cookies. Which one would Goldilocks choose? I stumbled across these cute little teddy bear cookie cutters at the dollar shop the other day and I just could not resist buying them. Naturally, I decided to make me some cookies. The original plan was to make nutella-cream filled sandwich cookies but when these came out of the oven looking so perfect and cute, Stu and I couldn't stop popping them in our mouths as they were so I promptly threw that idea out the window.
The cookies are delicious on their own; buttery, and perfect for morning or afternoon tea. It's a stock standard butter cookie recipe, that you can quite easily jazz up with additions of lemon zest, chopped nuts, chocolate chip...whatever you like really. I mixed the dough with my hands, but you can certainly use an electic mixer too.

Butter cookies
125g butter, softened
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, at room temperature
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon milk 

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
2. Cut butter into cubes and place in big bowl with sugar. Using finger tips, mix the butter and sugar together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
3. Add egg and vanilla, mix until well combined, making sure to break apart any clumps. Sift flour and baking powder over butter mixture. Add milk and knead until just combined to form dough.
4. Roll dough on a lightly floured sheetof baking paper until 6mm-thick.
5. Using a cookie cutter, cut from dough and place on prepared lined baking trays, allowing room for spreading. Press any remaining dough together and repeat.
6. Bake cookies for about 12 minutes or until light golden. Allow to cool completely on trays.

50 Responses to Teddy bear cookies

Carrie said...

omg, these are so cute!!! i loooove cookies and i bet i won't be able to resist these little cuties. ah.

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

These are totally adorable and I bet they're totally yummy too :D

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Juanita said...

How about a 'Decorate your own teddy bear' cookie party?

I like dollar-shop-shopping... All the random stuff! Too bad they are rare here.

Catherine said...

They do look very cute. Who would have thought you could pick up such a sweet cookie cutter like that from the dollar shop. I love your new blog look Trishie it looks very pretty:)

ron said...

sooo lovely cookies trishie. looking forward to your next recipes;)

tinajo said...

Cute - one can never get enough of cookies! :-)

Anouka said...

These look so delicious and cute!

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Mimi said...

oh my gosh, these are the cutest things ever!!! :D

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Diana Marks said...

so cute and delicious! thanks for sharing!
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Manon said...

These are so cute! I really want to make them myself.

Miek said...

How CUTE are those cookies!!!!

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Aww these are too precious!

nini said...

They look so adorable!
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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

These are so adorable!! Fab recipe, will definitely have to give it a try!

Donna said...

The cookies are so cute. Glad you enjoyed your trip to Barossa Valley x

Tanii said...

this is so cute! Wish I'd have such cookies as well :)

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rooth said...

How could you even "bear" to eat them? Just kidding, I'd gobble them up in a sec

blondebenedicte said...

are so cute & looks delicious :)! x

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

This is too cute. I have plenty of cookie cutters but the one I don't have is a Hello Kitty. Lil L and her friends are mad for these sugar cookies so I guess I should make them when they've polished off the choc chip ones that I've just made.

little t said...

So cute!

I don't know about goldilocks, but I would happily eat them all. Juuuuussst right!

Shoko said...

Sooo...these are adorable :) I want them all!

Daisy said...

These are adorable!

Sam said...

These have to be the cutest cookies (for adults) ever!

Fashion Tales said...

That teddy bear cutter is too adorable. xx

honey my heart said...

oh these are the cutest cookies! butter cookies are so good :)

ginanorma said...

HOW adorable are those!? You are so cute finding those at the dollar store and then actually making cookies, I don't think I have that patience:o

Bree said...

These are so adorable! Gotta love fun cookie cutters. :)

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Dorien said...

I like plain cookies so much. I always try to experiment with other ingredients but I end up liking the basic recipe more every time :)

Jo N said...

What a cute cookie cutter. Storing yet another recipe for future reference :p

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

If Goldilocks is smart she will definitely pick the Papa bear cookie, 'cause it's the biggest :-) Lovely!

Song- Thanh said...

These cookies look so cute and they look tasty as well!!

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

i saw tehse reading my blogs on feedly last night and was instantly in love with their cuteness and they sound SO GOOD! i want some now!

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Marie said...

Simply too cute :)
xx Marie

Elle Sees said...

o M G I just passed out from the adorable cookies!

Mariana said...

Papa bear, Mama bear and Baby bear butter cookies?? Awww!! So cute.

They look delicious. :)

Gloria said...

Oh my goodness, greatest dollar store find EVER! How adorable!

helen said...

such CUTE cookies! thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. you have a beautiful blog :)

helen said...

such CUTE cookies! thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. you have a beautiful blog :)

Gillian said...

These look great, I love the bear shape! I am also loving the idea of butter cookies sandwiched with nutella - yum.

smashleighmm.com said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm definitely going to try that recipe, it looks delicious!

Nicole Sanders said...

What a fabulous idea. My little ones would love these, will have to scout around. Have a great weekend!:)

Kelsea Echo said...

These are adorable! I love cute cookie cutters. =)

Erica said...

Okay.... cutest cookies EVER! :)

Marley said...

They look super adorable! I wish I had the time to bake :( I miss it.

Wild Flower said...

Nom nom nom! Haha, these just made my mouth water a little bit! So cute, and I love how you made them in different sizes!

Kaylee
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Coco Draws said...

Love this post. :)

kaila mo said...

aw they are so cute, i want one!! and by the way, i love the new site, it looks adorable!!

Pink Ronnie said...

These are so cute, Trishie!
Ronnie xo

Chrissi Holt said...

Sweet ! I have some Miffy cutters I have yet to make use of ... so want to decorate them with pretty coloured icing sugar ... !

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