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Do you have a special event coming up? Show your mad skills with these deliciously cute teddy bear cookies! These cookies are great for baby showers, birthday parties, and cookouts. Of course, you can make them just because as well. 

My kiddos loved them and scarfed them down faster than I could make them. 

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Ingredients

  • Your favorite recipe for sugar cookies (we used an instant mix)
  • 4-5 oz. light brown fondant**
  • 1-2 oz. pink fondant
  • 1-2 oz. black fondant
  • Circular cookie cutter, about 1.5 inches in diameter
  • Small bowl of water + brush (optional)

Yields: One dozen cookies

How to Make Teddy Bear Cookies

**To achieve a light brown shade, add 2 small drops of brown gel food coloring into 4-5 oz. of white fondant and knead until completely tinted.

Make the Sugar Cookies

  1. Prepare cookies according to recipe’s/instant mix’s directions.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven according to sugar cookie’s recipe.
  3. Roll out the cookie dough until it’s about 1/3 of an inch thick.
  4. Using the circular cookie cutter, cut one dozen circles from your cookie dough. Place gently on lined baking sheet.

Making the sugar cookies

5. Bake according to recipe’s directions and allow to cool completely before decorating.

Decorating the Teddy Bear Cookies

Once your cookies are finished, it is time to start decorating! To do this, you will use fondant. 

Teddy Bear Body

  1. Roll out brown fondant until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.

cutting the fondant

2. Use cookie cutter to cut out 12 fondant circles.

3. Press one fondant circle on each cookie.

Teddy bear cookie face

Teddy Ears

5. Roll out 2 small spheres out of the brown fondant, about 1/3 of an inch in size. Flatten each one out until it’s a circle that’s ½ an inch in size.

6. Then, do the same with the pink fondant, about ¼ of an inch in size. Flatten each one and press onto brown fondant circles.

Teddy ears7. Place on top of cookie – these will act as the bear’s ears.

Rolling out the eyes, ears, and nose

Teddy Bear Nose

8. Roll out a piece of brown fondant, about 1 inch in size and flatten it to create a smooth circle, about 1 inch in diameter.

9. Place on the lower middle portion of the cookie.

10. Roll out one small pink sphere, about 1/3 of an inch in size. Flatten slightly and place in the center on the one inch circle that was just secured on the cookie. This will act as the bear’s nose.

Teddy Bear Eyes and Smile

11. Roll out 2 black fondant circles, about ¼ of an inch in size. Place both just above the one inch circle – they will act as the bear’s eyes.

12. Roll out one small black fondant strip and give it an arch. Place just underneath the nose – this will act as the bear’s smile.

Sewed Stitches

13. Use a paring knife to score little lines down the middle of the round fondant base. These will act as the bear’s “sewed stitches.”

Optional: brush some water on the back of the fondant pieces to help secure them on the cookie.

Finished teddy bear cookies

Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 12

Teddy Bear Cookies

Teddy Bear Cookies

These super cute teddy bears are easy to make and will make a fun addition to your child's party or a teddy bears picnic.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Instructions

To achieve a light brown shade, add 2 small drops of brown gel food coloring into 4-5 oz. of white fondant and knead until completely tinted.

Prepare cookies according to recipe’s/instant mix’s directions.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven according to sugar cookie’s recipe.

Roll out the cookie dough until it’s about 1/3 of an inch thick.

Using the circular cookie cutter, cut one dozen circles from your cookie dough. Place gently on lined baking sheet.

Bake according to recipe’s directions and allow to cool completely before decorating.

Roll out brown fondant until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.

Use cookie cutter to cut out 12 fondant circles.

Press one fondant circle on each cookie.

To assemble one bear:

Roll out 2 small spheres out of the brown fondant, about 1/3 of an inch in size. Flatten each one out until it’s a circle that’s ½ an inch in size.

Roll out 2 small spheres out of the pink fondant, about ¼ of an inch in size. Flatten each one and press onto brown fondant circles.

Place on top of cookie - these will act as the bear’s ears.

Roll out a piece of brown fondant, about 1 inch in size and flatten it to create a smooth circle, about 1 inch in diameter.

Place on the lower middle portion of the cookie.

Roll out one small pink sphere, about 1/3 of an inch in size. Flatten slightly and place in the center on the one inch circle that was just secured on the cookie. This will act as the bear’s nose.

Roll out 2 black fondant circles, about ¼ of an inch in size. Place both just above the one inch circle - they will act as the bear’s eyes.

Roll out one small black fondant strip and give it an arch. Place just underneath the nose - this will act as the bear’s smile.

Use a paring knife to score little lines down the middle of the round fondant base. These will act as the bear’s “sewed stitches.”

Optional: brush some water on the back of the fondant pieces to help secure them on the cookie.

Serve and enjoy!

teddy bear cookies