Friday, April 12, 2013

Teddy Bear Biscuits

We recently had a Teddy Bears Picnic theme at our Mainly Music group, so I was keen to make something to suit.  I ended up making these cute little bears and they were really easy to do.  This recipe is one I've previously posted here, but I'll copy it again for you.

You can buy circle cutters of all different sizes, but I just found round things around the kitchen and use them!  Enjoy!

110g softened butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
3/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup self-raising flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
chocolate icing, to decorate

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius. Grease baking trays or line with paper.

Cream butter and sugar, then beat in egg and vanilla. Add sifted flours and mix to a dough.

Separate dough in half and add cocoa powder to one half.  Knead in until well combined.

Roll out each half separately.  From the chocolate half, cut rounds about 6cm in diameter.

From the plain half, cut rounds about 2cm and 1cm in diameter (you'll need double the number of 1cm).

Put chocolate rounds on baking tray, then press the ears gently into it.  Position the 2cm rounds on top.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Decorate faces with icing.

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