We have been having fun over the school holidays making more fun recipes for back to school that the whole family will enjoy. These tiny teddies are super easy to make, delicious and only need 4 ingredients!
Have some fun with the kids and make them together, as they contain no egg even the cookie dough can be eaten! That means that sneaky sampling is perfectly fine! This recipe couldn't be easier!
Why tiny teddies?
Tiny Teddies are a lunchbox kid favourite in Australia, and are made by the biggest biscuit company here. Because of how cute they are, kids love them! Making your own is so quick and easy. If you're looking for a healthier version, I also have these on the blog.
Kid friendly biscuits
There are loads of kid friendly biscuits on the blog. You could try these vanilla cookies (they have no egg, so perfect for making with kids). These 100 condensed milk cookies from Bake Play Smile are amazing!
Top tips for making tiny teddies
- grab a cutter for cutting the teddies from here
- make sure you pop the dough in the fridge, otherwise it will be very hard to roll out
- if it's a hot day, roll the dough in batches putting it in the fridge when it's not being rolled
- roll out the dough between two sheets of baking paper for easy rolling and easy cleanup
What do I need to make them?
Let's be honest, nobody wants a "quick and easy" recipe that contains 70 gazillion ingredients. So these cookies only need 4 ingredients. That's right. 4.
- milo, it's an Aussie thing, swap with ovaltine or horlicks if you can't source it
- butter it needs to be softened, and no, margarine will not work!
- self-raising flour if you like you can make your own- 1 teaspoon of baking powder to one cup of plain flour
- sugar not much, just enough to sweeten and help the dough to become a cohesive unit
And in terms of equipment, you just need a large bowl, a spatula, a rolling pin and baking trays. How is that for simple?
Steps for making the biscuits:
- Step1: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the butter and using the spatula start smushing it through the flour.
- Step 2: Get your hands into it and knead until it's a dough
- Step 3: Refrigerate the dough for ½ hour.
- Step 4: Roll out the dough between two sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick.
- Step 5: Cut into teddy shapes using your cutter. Trim off the excess and re-roll.
- Step 6: Bake at 180 degrees for 12 minutes.
I get sick of rolling cookies out, and when that happens I just roll balls of the dough and then imprint them with a fork. They take longer to cook (15-18 minutes) but are much easier to do.
These are perfect on their own. But dip them in some milk that has milo in it and they are AMAZING! If you want another Milo recipe, then these Milo muffins are one bowl and the kids love them!
Can I freeze them?
Yes! And double, or triple batching them means you will never run out!
Tiny teddies, made with milo, 4 ingredients
- 150 grams self-raising flour
- 40 grams milo
- 100 grams butter softened
- 50 grams caster sugar
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl and add the butter.
- Smush together with a spatula.
- Get your hands into it and knead until you have a good dough.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Roll out the dough to 5mm thick between two layers of baking paper.
- Cut the teddies and remove the excess, re-rolling until all the dough is used.
- Bake for 12 mins. at 180 degrees celsius.