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.
- 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.
- Mix butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and creamy (around 40 seconds).
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix for around 1 minute until combined.
- On a floured bench, knead your mixture into a ball and wrap in saran wrap.
- 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.
- Preheat oven to 160°C, line a baking tray with non-stick paper and remove dough from fridge.
- Knead well until the dough comes together. Roll out thin (around .4cm) on a well-floured surface and start cutting out using your cutter.
- 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.
- Once cooled, you can store them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.