Honey Butter Bear Cookies are a delightful treat that combines the sweetness of honey with the rich, flavor of butter. Make Honey Cookies with just a few basic ingredients, the results is a soft, crumbly cookie with an adorable bear on top!
These teddy bear cookies are perfect for kids and adults alike, who doesn’t love a cute little bear topping!?! This easy butter cookie recipe is a great option for your next holiday cookie exchange, and they are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering.
Fun Flare- Teddy Graham Cookie Topping
For those who love a little extra fun in their desserts, Honey Butter Bear cookies are the perfect treat. Adding a Teddy Graham cookie to the top of these cookies is a fantastic way to add a playful twist to a classic recipe. The sweet little bears add a delightful crunch and a burst of flavor to the cookies.
In addition to being a fun addition to the cookies, Teddy Grahams also complement the flavors of the Honey Butter Bear cookies perfectly. The combination of the sweet, buttery cookie with the crunchy, cinnamon-flavored Teddy Grahams is a match made in dessert heaven. Adding a Teddy Graham cookie topping to Honey Butter Bear cookies is a simple and fun way to take this classic recipe to the next level!
Why you’ll LOVE this Simple Cookie Recipe
- Minimal ingredients. You only need a few simple ingredients to make these cookies. Even better news, most of them are probably in your pantry or fridge.
- Perfect for themed events. Everything from a woodland theme, PNW themed baby shower or a honey bee bridal party to a camping event, will be perfect for presenting these cookies to everyone.
- No chilling required. This dough is made in just a few minutes before being rolled and baked, so if you’re craving a cookie right now you’re in luck! Just a few minutes of effort and patience and you can have a fresh warm batch from the oven.
Ingredients for Honey Butter Bear Cookies
Butter: You will need ½ cup of butter (one stick), softened, to make the cookies rich and delicious.
Honey: Adding ½ cup of honey will give these treats a natural sweet taste.
Vanilla extract: To enhance the flavor in every bite, you need 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
Egg: Use 1 large egg to act as the binder for the cookie dough ingredients.
Flour: For the base of the cookie dough, use 2 cups of all-purpose flour.
Baking powder: Using 1 teaspoon of baking powder will leaven the cookies so that they puff up as they bake.
Salt: Make these cookies taste even better by adding in ½ teaspoon of salt.
Honey Teddy Graham cookies: You will need 20 Teddy Graham cookies so that there is one for every cookie. This recipe works best when you use Nabisco Teddy Grahams instead of a generic brand.
How to make Honey Bear Cookies
Get started by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Then, line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper and set them aside for later use.
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the honey, softened butter, vanilla extract, and eggs.
Next, in a separate small bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Then, proceed to add the flour mixture to the wet butter mixture and then stir well to combine.
Continue to roll the cookie dough into 1-inch-sized balls and place them evenly spaced on the prepared baking sheets.
After that, press a single teddy graham cookie into the center of each cookie.
Place the cookies into the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes, until the edges look set.
Then, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely before serving. Enjoy!
Variations of Honey Butter Bear Cookies
Honey Butter Bear Cookies are a classic treat loved by many. While the traditional recipe is delicious, there are many variations that can be made to add a unique twist to the classic cookie.
Chocolate Chip: For those who love chocolate, adding chocolate chips to the Honey Butter Bear Cookies recipe is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Simply add 1 cup of chocolate chips to the cookie dough and bake as usual. The result is a delicious combination of honey, butter, and chocolate that is sure to please.
Peanut Butter: For those who love peanut butter, adding peanut butter to the Honey Butter Bear Cookies recipe is a great way to add a new dimension of flavor. Simply substitute 1/4 cup of peanut butter for 1/4 cup of butter in the recipe. The result is a delicious combination of honey, peanut butter, and butter that is sure to be a hit.
Vegan: For those who follow a vegan diet, it is still possible to enjoy Honey Butter Bear Cookies. Simply substitute vegan butter and maple syrup for the butter and honey in the recipe. The result is a delicious vegan cookie that still has the classic Honey Butter Bear flavor.
Are honey cookies healthy?
These cookies actually are a little healthier than your usual sugar cookies because honey is a natural sugar. The teddy-shaped cookies on top are not healthy but they are not that unhealthy either, and since there is only one on every cookie it’s not that bad.
What is the best type of honey for baking?
When it comes to baking with honey, the type of honey you use can make a big difference in the flavor of your baked goods. Generally, lighter colored honeys, such as clover or orange blossom, have a milder flavor that won’t overpower other ingredients. Darker honeys, like buckwheat or avocado, have a stronger, more robust flavor that can work well in certain recipes. Ultimately, the best type of honey for baking will depend on the specific recipe and personal preference.
What makes a cookie the ‘best’?
The definition of the ‘best’ cookie can vary from person to person, but there are a few key factors that most people would agree on. A great cookie should have a crispy exterior and a soft, chewy interior. It should be sweet without being overly sugary, and have a balanced flavor that isn’t too overpowering. The texture should be just right – not too dry or too moist. Ultimately, the ‘best’ cookie is one that tastes delicious and leaves you wanting more.
How long are honey butter cookies good for?
These cookies can be kept stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or they can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. This should give you plenty of time to use them up before they go bad.
How to make great cookies every time!
Spend a little extra time when you mix the butter and sugars. Creaming them together for 2-3 minutes will improve the consistency of your cookies.
Preheat the oven. This will help your cookies turn out right every time!
Use a cookie scoop! If you want all your cookies to be perfectly shaped and have them all be the same size, a cookie scoop is the way to go.
Use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Doing this will make it really easy to remove the cookies from your cookie sheet so that you don’t have to scrape them off the pan – they will just slide right off in perfect shape!
Make sure not to overbake your cookies. They may not even look totally done on the tops, but if the bottoms start to brown, I take mine out and they are perfect!
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Honey Butter Bear Cookies are so adorable, sweet and simply delightful! These teddy bear honey cookies call for only a few ingredients and are made without processed refined sugar, you can feel good about enjoying them.