Giant Teddy Lucky Irish Bear Paw Cookies

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

On our Giant Teddy Pinterest Board, "St. Patrick's Day"


Giant Teddy bears are sweet and adorable and they all love to eat cookies to keep their squeezable softness plump and cuddly!

Whenever there is a special occasion, you need a Giant Teddy bear to hang out with you. And cookies.

For St. Patrick's Day, Giant Teddy has a lot of fun bears - come meet them all!





And for a sweet treat for your family, friends and your teddy bear this St. Patrick's Day, try this EASY and FAST cookie recipe from Waldo Shags for "Lucky Irish Bear Paw Cookies"

Waldo Shags named them that because no bear can keep his paws off of them and everyone is lucky to get some!

They make a fun cookie for St. Patrick's Day but you can change it up for any holiday at all by using different food coloring and flavoring.

Waldo's Famous Cookie Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk (or 1/3 of a cup of 1/2 and 1/2)
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons of confetti candy (multi-colored non-pareils)
  • green food coloring
  • powdered sugar

Directions

Mix butter and sugar until fluffy and light.

Blend the flour and salt together. 

Add food coloring to your milk so it mixes in well.

Alternate adding part of the flour and part of the milk to the butter/sugar mixture. 

Add the confetti to the dough and mix (it will be stiff)

Roll into 1" balls and then flatten a bit. You can use a cookie scoop but be sure you roll them in your paws a bit to make them solid.

Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet at 350 for 13-15 min. Do not brown them. 

Cool on a rack. They look like this:


 Roll in powdered sugar. 

Waldo's Holiday Ideas:
-Use red to make pink or red color for Valentine's Day or 4th of July, with strawberry extract. Serve on a plate with strawberries. 

-Use orange extract for Halloween. 

-Use green for one batch and red for one batch at Christmas and use mint extract (1/4 tsp. per batch) and use white confetti candy instead of rainbow.

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Giant Teddy! 


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