How to make teddy bear cookie pops

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Looking for a great activity to do with the kids? These teddy bear cookies are fun to make and even more fun to eat. Watch baker Liv Hansen for Betty Crocker as she and her young friend Blythe make teddy bear cookies using their imaginations as the main ingredient.

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How to make teddy bear cookie pops

Prepare the cookie dough:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using a glass mixing bowl pour the cookie mix into the bowl.
  3. Mix in the oil and water with the cookie mix.
  4. Add one egg and mix it with the cookie mix, oil and water.
  5. Mix all the ingredients together.

 

Make the teddy bear cookie shapes:

  1. Use a large spoon to scoop out a nice big spoonful of cookie batter. Remove the batter from the spoon and roll it in your hands to make a ball.
  2. Place the balls of batter on the cookie sheet about 4 inches apart.
  3. Using a small spoon scoop out a little bit of batter. Take this smaller piece of batter and make it into a ball as well. You’ll want two smaller balls of batter for each large ball (if the dough is sticky you can add some cold water to your hands).
  4. Place the two smaller balls of batter at the top of the larger ball to form the ears of the bear. (You can usually fit about six bear cookies on one pan).
  5. Place a popsicle stick at the bottom of the larger ball of batter. Flatten out the large ball after you have put in the popsicle stick.
  6. Bake for 11-13 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and allow cookies cool in the pan for about two minutes.
  8. Use a wide spatula to remove cookies from the tray. Cool completely on a cooling rack.

Decorate the teddy bear cookies:
  1. With either a pastry bag filled with frosting or a tube of decorative icing, squeeze two small dots of frosting for the nose and eyes (this will serve as the glue for your candy).
  2. Place pieces of candy on top of the frosting to make the nose and eyes.
  3. Pipe frosting onto the cookie to create a smile.

 

Betty Crocker's teddy bear cookie recipe serves 12.


For more about these cookies, visit BettyCrocker.com

 

 

 

 

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LIV: Hi, I’m Liv Hansen for howdini.com and Betty Crocker Kitchens, and I’m going to show you how to turn a rainy day into a fun-filled day by baking with your kids. We’re going to make these adorable bear cookie pops. And here to assist me is Blythe!

BLYTHE: Hi.

LIV: You ready to get started?

BLYTHE: Sure.

LIV: Okay. To start, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. So the first thing we’re going to do is pour our cookie mix into the bowl. Okay. In addition to the mix, you’re also going to need an egg, some water, and some oil. So do you want to help me by pouring the water and the oil in?

BLYTHE: Sure.

LIV: Okay. I’m going to start stirring, and you can pour those right in. Great. Now we also need an egg. So do you want to try stirring a little bit?

BLYTHE: Sure.

LIV: Okay. I’m going to crack that egg in while you stir. Move it around a bit. There we go. Good job.

BLYTHE: Thank you.

LIV: Here, why don’t I finish that off for you. And the next thing we’re going to do, is we’re actually going to shape them into little balls. You have a big spoon here, you want to grab that? And just take a nice, big spoonful, about that size, and then you’re going to take it off, and you’re going to roll it in your hand to make it into a nice little ball. And once you have it into a ball, you’re just going to put it down on the tray. And we’re going to move them about four inches about, like that. Okay?

BLYTHE: Okay.

LIV: Now, you have a little spoon, and grab just a little bit. About that much. And then you’re going to form that into a ball, and we’re going to need two of them, about the same size.

BLYTHE: Okay.

LIV: One tip for you is if you’re at home, and the dough is kind of sticky, you can wet your palm with some cold water, and that’ll prevent the dough from sticking. So you know what I’m going to show you how to do it now? You’re going to, you can do what I do. You’re going to put the little ears right next to the big one. So already its starting to look a little bit like a teddy bear. They can even touch. I’m going to roll them in just a little bit. Want to roll that one?

BLYTHE: Sure.

LIV: Good. Now, we can keep doing this until we have our pan full. Usually, you can fit about six of these on a pan. And what we’re going to do, is we’re going to place the head here, but we’re going to put the ears on that side. Good. So now we can put the popsicle sticks in, okay? I’ll give the popsicle stick to you, and I’ll show you what I’m going to do. I’m going to stick the popsicle stick in like that. Okay. And then, just kind of push the cookie down to make it into the bear shape. Great! Very nice.

So our cookies our done. The next step is to bake the cookies for eleven to thirteen minutes. Let them cool on their pans for about two minutes. Then you can transfer them to a cooling rack. For best results, use a spatula that’s at least the size of the cookie, so the cookie doesn’t lose its shape when you’re moving it. We have some already cooled on a cooling rack, and ready to decorate. Do you want to help me decorate?

BLYTHE: Sure.

LIV: Now we have lots of candies to choose from.

BLYTHE: Okay.

LIV: And to stick them on, we have some cookie icing. Okay, so we have white and red. Which color would you like to use?

BLYTHE: White, please.

LIV: Okay. So let me take the top off, and you have the, you have the white. Okay. And I’ll show you what to do. Let me give you a cookie. And you’re going to take your bag, and if you squeeze it at the top, the icing’s going to start to come out, okay? And you can use this as glue. So I’m going to put a little in the middle, and I’m going to glue a little nose down. Okay? And then you can also use it as glue for eyes. Maybe I’ll – what color eyes should I make? Blue or white or green?

BLYTHE: Blue.

LIV: Blue. Okay. So little blue eyes, and then you can even pipe a little mouth on if you want. So you want to try one?

BLYTHE: Sure.

LIV: Okay. So there’s your bag. Great. So which one do you want for the nose?

BLYTHE: This.

LIV: Okay. And now some eyes. Great job!

BLYTHE: Thank you.

LIV: What color eyes are you going to choose?

BLYTHE: Blue.

LIV: Blue. You like blue eyes?

BLYTHE: Mmhmm.

LIV: Do you want a mouth on that one, too?

BLYTHE: Yeah.

LIV: Okay. Wow, these look great! Those look so good. And you know what, they make great party favors and they taste as good as they look. Mmm.

BLYTHE: Mmm.

LIV: Thanks for helping, Blythe.

BLYTHE: You’re welcome.

LIV: I’m Liv Hansen for howdini.com and Betty Crocker Kitchens.

 

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