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Pudsey Bear Cookies

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About the bake

The sweetest little Pudsey Bear cookies to put a smile on someone's face this Children in Need day. We've made this recipe really simple by using shop bought icing so that the fun is all in the decoration. We've used vanilla biscuits but you could just as easily use a gingerbread biscuit.

112Total Time
1Prep Time
12Bake Time
8Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Sieve together the flour and baking powder into a bowl and set aside.

  2. Step 2:

    In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until pale, then beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the flour and mix until a smooth dough is formed.

  3. Step 3:

    Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Preheat the oven in 170°C (150°C fan, gas mark 3).

  4. Step 4:

    Roll out the dough until it is 5mm thick. Cut out the cookies into the shape of Pudsey bear and place them on a non stick baking sheet. Roll up the trimmings and repeat until all the dough is used.

  5. Step 5:

    Bake in the oven for 10-12 mintues, until golden brown.

  6. Step 6:

    To decorate Pudsey, use the ready to roll white icing and cut out a piece in the shape of his patch, place this over his face, next use the black writing to carefully follow the outline of the bear, drawing in his arms and feet, and also his eye, nose and month. Finally use the remaining icing colours for the spots on his patch.

Ingredients

  • For the biscuit

    • 225g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 225g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 500g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 2 Egg(s) (free range) (large)
    • 0.5 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • For the decoration

    •  Sugar paste icing (white)
    •  Designer icing (black) (mixture of colours)

Utensils

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Clingfilm
  • Rolling pin
  • Teddy bear cutters

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