Party · Recipes

Paw Print Cookies

These paw print cookies were a hit at the Teddy Bears Picnic birthday party. They don’t require many ingredients, and were easy enough for my 4 year old niece to help put the choc chips in place. They also freeze well, so I made them in advance (which is always handy).

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Here’s the recipe:

250g butter

1/4 Cup castor sugar

2 1/2 Cups self raising flour

1/2 tin condensed milk

Choc melts (large ones), and choc chips (small ones)

(note: if you want to make reverse coloured ones then you can do that by adding 1 tablespoon cocoa and using white choc chips)

 

Method:

Cream butter, sugar and condensed milk.

Add flour and mix together. The mixture is very thick at this stage, but that’s Ok.

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Not the prettiest photo. But I wanted show how thick the mixture is…

(if making reverse colours then split mixture and add cocoa to half the mixture).

Roll into balls and place on a lined tray.

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Flatten slightly, and add chocolate melts and chocolate chips in the shape of paw prints.

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Bake for 10 – 12 mins in oven at 180 degrees.

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Cool on a wire rack, and then you’re good to go!

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I find these to be the perfect consistency. Soft and melt in your mouth, yet still a little crunchy…..mmmm

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Party

Teddy Bears Picnic Party

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First post and I’m gonna start with pictures of a recent ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ for my baby’s first birthday, because with all the ideas on Pinterest there were not many that helped me with quality party ideas for a Teddy Bears Picnic….

I wanted to cater for adults as well as babies / toddlers, so that in itself is a challenge. I made separate baby / toddler food and separate adult food. (Most of the food I tried to keep to a ‘bear’ theme).

We had: ‘Bearies’, ‘Cub Sandwiches’, ‘Honey Pots’, ‘Bee Hives’, ‘Racing Teddies’, ‘Paw Prints’ (Pardon the bear puns). For more substantial food we had croissants ( aka C’roar’ssants), pies and spring rolls.

Birthday cake was a packet butter cake (checker-board blue and white inside). Covered with ombré blue buttercream icing…it was super sweet, but looked the part. For decoration I used a small square from the table cloth, and borrowed some small teddies from my nieces, and also some tiny tea cups. I was very happy with how it turned out.

I bought plastic gingham table cloths from an online party store, and also gingham material to use on the ground as picnic rugs. With picnic baskets on the table and bunting hanging around the place, and helium balloons it really looked great, and turned out to be a great theme for a party, and could be for either a boys or girls party.

Enjoy!

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Paw print cookies
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Honey Pots (aka Honey Crackles or Honey Joys), with Bees (made with peanut M and Ms and flaked almond wings)
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Fruit cups for the kiddies
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Beehives (stack cinnamon donuts, use a bit of icing to stick together, then cover with yellow icing, and add ‘bees’ for the finishing touch.
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Teddy bear cutters were used to cut fruit, and also sandwiches into bear shapes for the kids to enjoy.
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Tiny teddies featured in several different way…..

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Teddy Bear Decorations
Party hats with teddy bear faces, and party bags filled with age appropriate goodies for the guests