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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 you will need:

  • unsalted butter
  • brown sugar
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • baking soda
  • cornstarch
  • salt
  • 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 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!
Bear Paw Cookies

Bear Paw Cookies

Published By Jill
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.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 173 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 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
 

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

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 58mgSugar: 14gVitamin A: 185IUCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
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They look so cute! Can I omit the espresso powder?

Yes. The recipe will be just fine without it.

Hi, I am planning on making these for Thanksgiving. Can I make ahead? Do they freeze okay? Thx

I know this might be a crazy question to ask but can anyone tell me what sweet cream butter is and how it’s made
Thank you
Cindy

It’s just regular good  old butter

Could I make these using packaged sugar cookie dough instead of the scratch better? My two sons aren’t as helpful in the kitchen as your three…5 stars

These look so cute but im not big on sugar cookies do you think making a peanutbutter cookie dough would work?

I can’t wait to try this.I’m so glad it’s christmas cookie time.Thanks5 stars

Bear claw cookies made easy use frozen cookie dough sugar cookie one. Easy for us old fokes.

I made these in the past with the Espresso powder and we loved them. I don’t see it listed in the current recipe. What was the measurement of the Espresso powder?

Bev, I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed!  I was going to send a link to this recipe, but then noticed not espresso powder.  I think that is what made them so special. Thankfully, I printed out the recipe when I made previously.  1 tsp instant espresso power.5 stars

These sound so good and they look good as well.

My nephew and I made these for Santa tonight. They are excellent! Thank you!

The taste of these cookies is amazing! However, I’m just wondering if there’s a trick to making them stay “puffy.” Every single time I took the pan out of the oven, the cookies deflated. They were still cute and very tasty, but they did not in any way look like the ones in your picture. Did I do something wrong or is there a trick to this?5 stars

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