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Bear Paw Cookies
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5 from 27 votes

Bear Paw Cookies

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bear paw cookie recipe, bear paw cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Jill


  • 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


  • 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!


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 58mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg