Print Recipe

Chocolate Teddy Bears

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine*
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa or Dutch-process cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

* Use real butter or stick margarine. Do not substitute reduced-fat spreads; their higher water content often yields less-satisfactory results.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In large mixer bowl beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs; blend well.
  4. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly.
  5. Chill until dough is firm enough to handle.
  6. To shape teddy bears, form: a 1- to 1 1/2-inch ball of dough for the body; a 3/4 - to 1-inch ball for the head; four 1/2-inch balls for arms and legs; two smaller balls for ears; one tiny ball for nose and four tiny balls for paws (optional).
  7. On ungreased cookie sheet, flatten large ball slightly for body. Attach medium-size ball for head by overlapping slightly onto body. Place balls for arms, legs and ears, and a tiny ball on head for nose. Arrange other tiny balls atop ends of legs and arms for paws, if desired.
  8. With wooden pick, draw eyes and mouth; pierce small hole at top of cookie for use as hanging ornament, if desired.
  9. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until set.
  10. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.
  11. Cool completely.
  12. Store in covered container.

Yield: 14 cookies

If cookies will be used as ornaments, allow to dry on wire rack at least 6 hours before hanging. Pull ribbon through hole for hanging.

Source: Hershey's Make It Chocolate!


Contact

Maricopa, Arizona

Always Open!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.