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Teddy Bear Cookies (GF Option)

Teddy Bear Cookies are cute bite-size treats that are perfect to serve at Valentine’s Day party, a baby shower, birthday parties or just for a fun afternoon snack. 

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A few months ago I found a set of adorable teddy bear fondant cutters. The set contained three different sizes with the largest size being only 1 1/2″ long. The second cutter measured at 1″ long and the tiniest cutter measured just a little over 1/2″ long. As soon as I saw these cute bear cutters I knew that I wanted to make these cookies. 

These fun little creations start by making a batch of yummy gingerbread dough. Combine all ingredients and on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to approximately 1/4″ thickness. To keep the dough from sticking, sprinkle additional flour on your work surface as you roll out the cookies. To make the bear shapes I used the 1 1/2′ bear fondant cutter. 

You can find a teddy bear cutter set here: Fondant Teddy Bear Cutters

Teddy Bear Cookies 5Place a dot of white icing over the bear’s heart and place a candy heart on top of the icing. In order to keep the hearts in place, you’ll need to allow the icing to dry. The drying time may vary but I allowed mine to dry for a couple of hours. To keep the cookies fresher longer, store the cookies in an air-tight container. The cookies also make a cute gift. Simply place them in a nice container and give them away to your family, friends, neighbors or co-workers. 

 I placed a few of the cookies inside a jar that I am up-cycling, added a Valentine ribbon and hot glued a heart button on for an embellishment. My grandchildren will be receiving this jar of Teddy Bear Cookies as Valentine’s Day treats from Grandma Linda.

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Teddy Bear Cookies (GF Option)

A delicious cookie recipe that can easily be modified to be gluten-free.

20 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

28 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening OR coconut oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (*GF Option: use gluten-free flour blend + 2 tsp xanthan gum, unless flour contains it)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1  tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ground flax (*only use for gluten-free option)
  • Candy hearts (GF Option: use gluten-free candies)
  • Tube of white icing

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine shortening, sugar, molasses and egg.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, (xanthan gum and flax for gluten free version)
  3. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to approximately 1/4" thickness. To keep the dough from sticking, sprinkle additional flour on your work surface as you roll out the cookies.
  5. Use 1 1/2' bear fondant cutter to cut out teddy bear shapes.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 5 - 8 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Place a dot of white icing over the bear's heart and place a candy heart on top of the icing. In order to keep the hearts in place you'll need to allow the icing to dry, approximately 1 hour.
  9. Store the cookies in an air-tight container.
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I hope that you have fun making these adorable Teddy Bear Cookies. 

Enjoy!

Linda

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