Recipe

Teddy bear biscuits

The kids will love these delightful teddy bear biscuits. You can experiment with different coloured smarties to have a variety of coloured noses, if you like.

  • 50 mins cooking
  • Makes 12 Item
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Ingredients

Teddy bear biscuits
  • 200 gram (6½ ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 40 gram (1½ ounces) dark eating (semi-sweet) chocolate, grated finely
  • 1 1/4 cup (175g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 24 mini m&m's
  • 12 dark chocolate melts

Method

Teddy bear biscuits
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease three oven trays; line with baking paper.
  • 2
    Beat butter, extract, sugar and egg in a small bowl with an electric mixer until just changed to a paler colour; do not overbeat. Stir in chocolate, sifted flour and cocoa. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Roll 24 level teaspoons of the mixture into balls. Roll remaining mixture into 12 larger balls for teddy faces. On each tray, flatten four large balls with the palm of your hand to form an 8cm (3¼-inch) diameter circle. Position two small balls on top of each circle for ears. Flatten ears with the palm of your hand. Slide one paddle-pop stick two-thirds of the way into the dough of each face.
  • 4
    Position M&M's into dough for eyes and a Melt for noses.
  • 5
    Bake biscuits about 12 minutes or until browned lightly. Cool on trays.

Notes

You need 12 wooden paddle-pop sticks for this recipe. Store biscuits in an airtight container. Mini M&M's are tiny candy coated chocolates, available at supermarkets.

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