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Bear Paw Cookies

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These bear paw cookies are not just fun but SO easy! This is one of those things that make you go, why didn’t I think of this sooner? All you really need is a basic sugar cookie recipe and some chocolate. Voila!

Bear Paw Cookies

Bear Paw Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 bag of Ghiradelli dark chocolate melting wafers, only need 24 wafer chips
  • 1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips, only 3 chips go onto each cookie for the claws



Bear Paw Cookies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  3. Using a stand mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar and sugar until creamy
  4. Add in the egg and egg yolk, vanilla and beat to combine.
  5. Add in the espresso powder, baking soda, cornstarch, salt and flour and beat until a soft dough forms.
  6. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop dough into your hands and roll it
  7. Place dough onto cookie sheet and bake 9-12 minutes.
  8. Once cookies are baked, place a melting wafer into the center of the cookie for the pad of the paw
  9. Then place 3 chocolate chips above the paw for the claws
  10. Repeat steps with remaining dough and cookies
  11. Let cookies cool for about 30 minutes before enjoying!
Servings: 24 cookies

Bear Paw Cookies

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
9 mins
Total Time:
19 mins
 
These bear paw cookies are not just fun but SO easy! This is one of those things that make you go, why didn’t I think of this sooner? All you really need is a basic sugar cookie recipe and some chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 bag of ghiradelli dark chocolate melting wafers only need 24 wafer chips
  • 1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips only 3 chips go onto each cookie for the claws

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  3. Using a stand mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar and sugar until creamy
  4. Add in the egg and egg yolk, vanilla and beat to combine.
  5. Add in the espresso powder, baking soda, cornstarch, salt and flour and beat until a soft dough forms.
  6. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop dough into your hands and roll it
  7. Place dough onto cookie sheet and bake 9-12 minutes.
  8. Once cookies are baked, place a melting wafer into the center of the cookie for the pad of the paw
  9. Then place 3 chocolate chips above the paw for the claws
  10. Repeat steps with remaining dough and cookies
  11. Let cookies cool for about 30 minutes before enjoying!
Nutrition Facts
Bear Paw Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 107mg5%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 comments

  1. They look so cute! Can I omit the espresso powder?