Tiny Teddies Recipe

My kids love the store bought tiny teddy biscuits, but they are expensive when buying for four kids, so I decided to create my own. This recipe makes over 300 teddies, so they are sure to last you for a while. The Ted cutters are from eBay for around $3 for a set of 3 different sizes. If you want to make different shapes, Kmart has star and heart cutters that work for $2 a set.

teddies square


  • 1/2 cup (125g) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups (300g ) plain flour, sifted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Variations: You can keep these plain or add 3 tablespoons 100’s & 1000’s on top like the ones pictured. For chocolate flavoured teds, you can add 1 1/2 tablespoon of cocoa powder when you add in the remaining ingredients.


  1. Mix butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and creamy (around 40 seconds).
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix for around 1 minute until combined.
  3. On a floured bench, knead your mixture into a ball and wrap in saran wrap.
  4. Place in the fridge for at least an hour for the dough to set. Don’t forget this step – otherwise, the dough won’t hold together enough to roll out.
  5. Preheat oven to 160°C, line a baking tray with non-stick paper and remove dough from fridge.
  6. Knead well until the dough comes together. Roll out thin (around .4cm) on a well-floured surface and start cutting out using your cutter.
  7. Place on baking tray and bake for around 8-10 minutes. Watch them carefully as they can burn fast! You can remove them when they are still soft as they will harden when they cool.
  8. Once cooled, you can store them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

  • Toni @ Finding Myself Young
    Posted at 08:07h, 02 February Reply

    This is awesome Cherie. I’ll have to try them for bub (but have to use egg replacer as shes allergic to eggs).

  • Kelly
    Posted at 10:57h, 02 February Reply

    What a great idea, never thought of making little ones! Thanks

  • Lara Hodgson
    Posted at 11:37h, 02 February Reply

    awesome recipe. Will give it go tomorrow. Looks so easy too.

  • Katie
    Posted at 06:56h, 07 February Reply

    Hi! I tried making these this afternoon and they were incredibly crumbly when I was kneading them. So much so that it didn’t really work well and I think I got about 10 largish hearts out of them.
    Please can you tell me what I’m doing wrong or what I need to do?,
    Thanks so much!

    • ohsobusymum
      Posted at 01:59h, 17 February Reply

      Some people have found it to be a little crumbly but others its fine. Did you leave it in the fridge for an hour? If it is still a little dry, just add another egg.

  • Elvi
    Posted at 15:19h, 08 June Reply

    The milk in this recipe is milk powder or liquid milk? Thanks…

    • ohsobusymum
      Posted at 02:40h, 09 June Reply

      full cream milk

  • Tish
    Posted at 21:42h, 08 June Reply

    What size egg do you use please ? I’d say that might be the reason some are crumbly and some aren’t …..

    • ohsobusymum
      Posted at 02:39h, 09 June Reply

      Any sized egg should work. Are you letting it rest in the fridge?

  • Elle
    Posted at 02:55h, 15 July Reply

    To make the honey flavour, could you replace the sugar with honey and remove the egg?

  • Kellie
    Posted at 04:29h, 14 November Reply

    I just made these and they turned out great. Thanks for the recipe. ?

  • Amy
    Posted at 04:41h, 03 January Reply

    It worked! Tastes a bit like shortbread. I added some chocolate which was nice 🙂

  • Ruby
    Posted at 14:20h, 24 August Reply

    Can this be done without egg?

  • Alma
    Posted at 19:23h, 28 January Reply

    My daughter has an egg allergy and I use orgran egg free egg replacer when baking, do you think it will work in these?

    • ohsobusymum
      Posted at 15:58h, 03 February Reply

      It should work.

  • Alicia
    Posted at 20:23h, 06 February Reply

    Would this recipe work with Nuttelex?

    • ohsobusymum
      Posted at 09:45h, 19 March Reply

      I’m not sure, sorry.

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