Cookies shaped like teddy bears.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
7
Yield:
14 cookies
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream together the butter or margarine, sugar and vanilla. Add the eggs. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Gradually add to the creamed mixture and blend. Chill until firm.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  • For each cookie: Roll: 1 ball for the body (1 inch), 1 ball for the head (3/4 inch), 4 small balls for arms/legs (1/2inch), 2 smaller balls for ears, and 1 tiny ball for the nose. Arrange on ungreased cookie sheet. With tooth pick, draw eyes and mouth.

  • Bake 6 minutes or until set. Let cool 1 minute, then remove from cookie sheet. Optional: Make a ribbon around their necks using licorice whips (after baking).

Nutrition Facts

466 calories; protein 7.8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 66.2g 21% DV; fat 20.2g 31% DV; cholesterol 99.6mg 33% DV; sodium 319.8mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2009
I have loved this recipe since I was little (in the 80s)...one important thing allrecipes leaves out is CHILL DOUGH FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS before trying to make the bears. Overnight is best. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2009
I'm not sure what I did wrong. I made these for my son's AWANA Cubbies group. I thought they were very cute and the kids would love them. However even my 4year old son who generally loves any kind of cookie wouldn't eat them. Yes the dough was easy to work with and they were adorable but my husband asked me if the dough was store bought. I won't make them again. Read More
(4)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2009
I have loved this recipe since I was little (in the 80s)...one important thing allrecipes leaves out is CHILL DOUGH FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS before trying to make the bears. Overnight is best. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
This a a great cookie but take a good vanilla butter cookie and along with the teddy bear cookie formula make panda bear cookie for a spin on this cookie! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
This one is time consuming alright and the taste is good but not fantastic. They look so very cute though. So what I have done to make them carry their weight in trouble is use one or two bears as the top cookies in gift cookie tins or bags containing decorated sugar cookies or some other less designer intensive cookie. The little bear acts as emcee for the treasures by which he is surrounded.;o) Read More
(9)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2003
I've loved this recipe ever since I first tried it back in junior high school! It's a simple recipe with common "on-hand" ingredients. It's a little putzy as it takes some time to shape the cookies. But kids love to help and the cookies are super-cute (and super yummy)! I usually save these for special occasions because of the time involved. They make a wonderful holiday tradition! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2007
These cookies were abolutely adorable and fun to make. I made teddy bear heads and frosted on accessories and added mini chocolate chips for eyes. cute Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2007
Fun recipe and very tasty cookies. More like a brownie than a cookie and very fudgy. Big hit. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2009
I'm not sure what I did wrong. I made these for my son's AWANA Cubbies group. I thought they were very cute and the kids would love them. However even my 4year old son who generally loves any kind of cookie wouldn't eat them. Yes the dough was easy to work with and they were adorable but my husband asked me if the dough was store bought. I won't make them again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
11/06/2009
I have read and reread this recipe trying to figure out where I went wrong...and I followed it to a "T". It resulted in a crumbly mess that could not be used to make much of anything. I managed to shape the majority of it into small flattened ball-shaped cookies that did have a fudgy quality to them. I would not make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2012
Super cute and tasty! Made for a bake sale. Everyone loved them. Read More
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