Need a fun rainy day project for the kids? Here’s some black and white teddies from Land O’Lakes. Just roll up all the sizes of balls from the dough, stick them together and you’ve got cute little teddy bears! Fun lunchbox treat, too!
Teddy Bear Cookies
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 Land O Lakes® All-Natural Egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
Heat oven to 375°F. Combine sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Place half of dough into medium bowl; stir in chocolate until well mixed.
For each teddy bear, use either vanilla or chocolate dough or a combination for two-toned teddy bears. Shape 1 large (1-inch) ball for body.
Place onto ungreased cookie sheet; flatten slightly. Shape 1 medium (3/4-inch) ball for head, 4 small (1/2-inch) balls for arms and legs, 2 smaller balls for ears. Attach head, arms, legs and ears by overlapping slightly onto body. Add additional small balls for eyes, nose and mouth, if desired. Use fork to make claws on paws.
Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until body is set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.