These lovable Teddybear Oat Cookies will be the cutest cookies you’ll ever make. The soft and sweet cookie dough is rolled into balls and then shaped into the cutest little huggable teddybears. Could they be too cute too eat?
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE
Kid friendly baking activity | Huggable, loveable and so much fun, these little bears are the perfect baking activity for little bakers. Their little hands are the ideal size for rolling the cookies into balls and if there is a few of them you can station them into zones so they all feel like part of the process.
Delicious and cute | Putting the cuteness to one side, with the warmth of cinnamon and sweet caramel notes of brown sugar the taste of these cookies is not to be missed.
Perfect gifts | If you can save some for friends and family, they are also the perfect gifting idea. Try them for birthday parties, get well soon treats, baby shower table favours or make them for someone to say thank you.
HOW TO MAKE THESE TEDDYBEAR OATMEAL COOKIES
These cookies may look like a lot of effort, but they’re really straight forward and once you know the steps you realise they are so easy to replicate. Once your cookie dough is ready, follow the steps below and pretty soon you’ll be trying these with every recipe.
See these step by step instructions with images but make sure you read the recipe card below for the full ingredients list & instructions!
1. The Head and Body. Scoop a tablespoon of the oatmeal cookie dough for both the head and body and roll them into smooth balls. To assemble lay them next to each other as shown.
2. The Feet and Arms. Split a tablespoon of the oatmeal cookie dough into four for the arms and feet and roll them individually into smaller balls. Position them in the four corners of the body as shown.
4. The Ears. Scoop 1/2 tablespoon of the cookie dough and split this in two for the ears. Roll them into balls and sit them above the head. For added detail snap the curved edge off of a pretzel and push them into the balls for the ears.
7. To decorate. Once baked and still warm lay on the chocolate buttons. Add two giant white chocolate buttons for the belly and the snout of the bear, followed by a small chocolate button for the nose. The warmth of the cookie will melt them slowly, then as the cookie cools the will solidify into place. Add two edible eyes to finish.
WHAT IF I JUST WANT TO MAKE THE FACE?
The best thing about these cookies is that you can make them as full teddybears or stick to the faces only. If you choose to do the faces then you will get double the amount of cookies so these are a great idea if you’re looking to bake a large batch for a party or for gifts.
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Teddybear Oat Cookies
- 225 g unsalted butter softened
- 160 g soft brown sugar
- 50 g caster sugar
- 2 egg large
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 280 g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 160 g rolled oats
- 24 giant white chocolate buttons
- 12 small chocolate buttons
- 24 edible eyes
- Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until smooth and well combined.
- Add the eggs and beat them in well, then add the vanilla and mix it through.
- Sift in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and rolled oats and fold the mixture together until it comes together as a dough.
- Start by rolling the balls for the head and the body by scooping 1 tbsp of the dough for each; you'll need 24 in total. Roll them into smooth balls with the palms of your hand then set aside.
- For the arms, feet and ears roll out smaller balls from 1/4 tbsp scoops of dough. You'll need 72 balls in total.
- To assemble; Lay one large ball down on a prepared baking tray and place another one underneath. Attach 6 of the smaller balls for arms, legs, and ears. Repeat with the remaining dough, arranging the bears 2 inches apart on the baking tray and then add snapped off pieces of pretzel to the top of the ears to add detail. (see above photos for visuals)
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges have started to brown then remove from the oven and decorate as soon as possible
- Whilst the cookies are still warm lay on your chocolate buttons and push in the edible eyes. The chocolate buttons will melt into place and as the cookies cool the chocolate will set and the edible eyes will be stuck into place.
WANT TO MAKE FACES ONLY?
- You will yield a much large quantity of cookies if you choose to bake faces only. Split the dough into two and roll one half into large balls with 1 tbsp scoops (approx 24) and the following half into smaller balls for the ears (approx 48). Assemble and decorate as above for the face.