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Why buy these when it is so easy and much cheaper to make at home? Better yet, you know exactly what is in them!

This one recipe makes the equivalent of 27 little packets of tiny teddies. That’s right. 270 teeny teddies! You will need a bit of time on your hands to cut them all in one sitting.

Lets look at ingredients:

Store bought Tiny Teddy Ingredients                                       

Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Honey (5%), Butter (Cream (From Milk), Salt), Vegetable Fibre, Salt, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Baking Powder, Natural Flavour.

My Teeny Teddies Ingredients

Plain flour, Honey, Butter, Self raising flour, bi carb soda, vanilla bean paste.

You can see immediately the difference in ingredients and how a homemade version is better for you in terms of knowing what is in the recipe. Talking about ingredients, use good quality honey. This will determine the taste of your biscuit. I suggest a nice mellow and subtle honey. A strong flavoured honey may be too overpowering especially for the kiddies.

Lets look at cost:

Store bought Tiny Teddy cost

$4.38 for 10 packets of 10-12 biscuits (packets vary)

My Teeny Teddies cost

     60g butter $0.40
     140g honey $1.50
     170g plain flour $0.15
     65g self raising flour $0.15
     1/2 teaspooon bi carb soda $0.05
     1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste $0.20

          = $2.45 for 27 packets of 10 biscuits

My chocolate teeny teddy recipe can be found here.

I purchased my cutter from eBay. Click her for “Teddy Cutter” listings It is the perfect size and very similar to store bought teddies. There are quite a few people who stock them so shop around. They come in a set of three of different sizes. This is the smallest. You should only pay about $3 for the set including postage.

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Honey Teeny Teddies
Yields 270
Making your own teeny teddies has never been easier!
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Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 60g butter, cubed
  2. 140g honey
  3. 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  4. 170g plain flour
  5. 65g self raising flour
  6. 1/2 tsp bi-carb soda
Then mix like this
  1. Place butter, honey and vanilla into bowl. 5 minutes / 100C / Speed 2.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Speed 3 / 30 seconds. This will be a sticky, wet dough.
  3. Carefully remove dough from bowl with a spatula and place onto a silicone mat in a rectangle shape to cool slightly.
  4. Preheat oven to 180C. Line two large baking trays with baking paper.
  5. Once dough is slightly cooled but still warm and easy to work with, roll out into a thin rectangle about 2mm in thickness. When rolling, lift and flip it over a few times whilst rolling to ensure it’s an even roll. Work gently and slowly when lifting and flipping. If your dough is sticky, allow it to cool a little longer. You want a dough that is able to be lifted from the surface it is being rolled on.
  6. Using a small teddy cutter, cut shapes from the dough.
  7. Place trays into oven. These will only need to bake for 5-8 minutes or so. Watch them very carefully. You want them golden and a crunch to them. If you do not cook long enough, you may have less crunchy teddies on day two and beyond. Do not overcook though.
  8. Store in an airtight glass jar for up to two weeks.
  9. Or cook like this!
  10. Place butter, honey and vanilla into a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until melted.
  11. Remove saucepan from heat. Add remaining ingredients and mix to combine well. This will be a sticky, wet dough.
  12. Carefully remove dough from bowl with a spatula and place onto a silicone mat in a rectangle shape to cool slightly.
  13. Preheat oven to 180C. Line two large baking trays with baking paper.
  14. Once dough is slightly cooled but still warm and easy to work with, roll out into a thin rectangle about 2mm in thickness. When rolling, lift and flip it over a few times whilst rolling to ensure it’s an even roll. Work gently and slowly when lifting and flipping. If your dough is sticky, allow it to cool a little longer. You want a dough that is able to be lifted from the surface it is being rolled on.
  15. Using a small teddy cutter, cut shapes from the dough.
  16. Place trays into oven. These will only need to bake for 5-8 minutes or so. Watch them very carefully. You want them golden and a crunch to them. If you do not cook long enough, you may have less crunchy teddies on day two and beyond. Do not overcook though.
  17. Store in an airtight glass jar for up to two weeks.
Notes
  1. For reasons unknown some Bellini machine users have difficultly with this recipe and the dough is crumbly. If this is the case for you simply add a little water or milk to bring it together. You will only need a tablespoon or so at most.
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By | 2017-06-12T11:21:18+00:00 October 19th, 2014|Categories: Lunchbox, Sweets|56 Comments

About the Author:

Peta
Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.

56 Comments

  1. Josie Dean October 20, 2014 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Thanks so much Peta! Making now.. Will be doing another batch.. And rolling thinner than previous batch! Lol but they still worked out! I added about a tablespoon of sprinkles to hide the vanilla bean that is in my vanilla bean paste that I’ve made! Lol of and Master8 asked if we can melt some chocolate for the backs!

  2. Josie Dean October 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Hey Peta do you think we can freeze these.. I’ve made 3 weeks worth for school lunches.. And thought maybe freezing them.. I freeze all my other biscuits and I see the apple creal bars can be frozen.. So couldn’t see why we couldn’t with this!

  3. Kerry Rogers October 20, 2014 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    I couldn’t wait for a tiny teddy cutter so I decided to make these with a duck cutter that I had here today. These are a hit with my family, quite simple to make and my three year old had a ball cutting out all the duckies! Thanks so much for another great recipe!

  4. Lisa October 20, 2014 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Great recipe. I too couldn’t wait for teddy cutters so I’ve got not so teeny bats. Just tasted and are very nice. Can’t wait to do variations (and work out the right timing for my oven… As I’m sitting right in front of it waiting for the second batch to cook lol)

  5. Jessica October 20, 2014 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Hi just wondering if these can be made with gluten free flours?

    • Peta
      Peta October 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      I dont cook with GF flours etc so am unsure and would hate to suggest it and you waste time and ingredients.

  6. Kate October 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Great recipe, easy to whip up the the thermo machine. I found I didn’t need to let mine cool for that time. A bit tedious with the cutting though lol

  7. Amber Aussie Bubs October 20, 2014 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    OMG I am so excited right now by seeing this! I’ve been searching for ages to find an equivalent of this and I cant wait to try this out. Thank you!
    Amber

  8. Andrea October 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Thank you Peta for yet another awesome recipe! I just made 2 batches, one as recipe and 1 with 3 Tbs 100’s&1000’s. Both are super yummy. Thank you πŸ™‚

  9. Justine October 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Could these be made with Vanilla Essence?

  10. Donna October 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Great recipe – can’t wait for the choc version. Looking forward to getting my teeny teddy cutter as I raided the Playdough stash to try the recipe πŸ™‚

    • Ann Egan October 24, 2014 at 8:43 pm - Reply

      Ha ha, love that Donna. “Raided the playdough stash”. That’s just what I’d do. LOL

  11. terree October 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    These are a winner. Love them.

  12. alex October 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    I love your pics and the way you include the recipe separately at the end. Awesome blog concept πŸ™‚

  13. Elissa October 22, 2014 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    My daughter and I just made these and they are super easy and delicious! The dough was really easy to work with. I used fondant cutters I had with plungers and it worked perfectly! The cutter picked the dough up and we plunged the shape straight onto the baking paper so it was really quick! We made butterflies πŸ™‚ Thanks for (ANOTHER!!) fabulous recipe! xx

  14. Elissa October 22, 2014 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    My daughter and I made these today – super easy and delicious! The dough was really easy to work with. We used some fondant plunger cutters we had and it works perfectly. The cutter picked up the dough after we cut and we could plunge it straight onto the baking paper. It was very quick. Thanks for (ANOTHER!) awesome recipe πŸ™‚

  15. Clare October 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    These should come with a warning – seriously addictive!!! We all love them! Really appreciated the ingredient comparison and cost breakdown. Big thumbs up!!!!

  16. Clare October 22, 2014 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    These should come with a warning – seriously addictive!!! Whole family loved them. Really appreciate the ingredient comparison and cost breakdown too. Big thumbs up!!!

  17. Kate October 23, 2014 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Just made some of these. I substituted butter for nuttelex, honey for rice malt syrup and the flours for gluten free flour mix because our son is dairy free, gluten free and can’t have honey. They seemed to work very well. Now to test them out on my son when he gets home from school!

  18. Kristi October 23, 2014 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Yum! So easy and delicious. What a great recipe, thank you!!

  19. Sheree October 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    These are soooooo yummy. I made some of these with my day care children today. The dough was great for them to roll out and cut their own cookies out. We made little Christmas trees (a little early but we couldn’t help ourselves), stars and bears. They didn’t take long to cook and we were soon eating them and there isn’t many left.
    Thanks for sharing such fantastic recipes.

  20. Esther October 25, 2014 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I made these today with a star cutter as I don’t have a teddy one.

    I got 420 out of my mix!!!! But, the start was VERY small.

    Thank you Peta!! This was another hit with the kids, husband, inlaws and pretty much everyone that tried them!!!

  21. Ellissa October 26, 2014 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    I have made these today, after the first roll I added 100s and 1000s kids are pretty excited!!

  22. Meredith October 26, 2014 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    These are great thank you Peta! My almost-2-year-old loves them and I love that they are not full of sugar.

  23. Miriam October 27, 2014 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Peta,
    These are so yummy and my son had a great time making them with me.
    I was just wondering your thoughts on how to make them chocolate flavour, rather than honey.
    Thanks heaps!

    • Peta
      Peta October 27, 2014 at 6:32 pm - Reply

      Working on a chocolate one now πŸ™‚ Hopefully it will be up this week πŸ™‚

  24. Shannah October 27, 2014 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    These turned out perfectly! Tasted so good. Thank you for another great recipe.

  25. Anastasia Shuttleworth October 28, 2014 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Fabulous recipe! Can’t wait for the choc one. When my dough got too hard to work with I just popped it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to soften it back up πŸ™‚

    • Hanna November 13, 2014 at 6:49 pm - Reply

      I wish I thought of that! I made them today and I must have let my dough cool too long as it was quite dry and kept cracking. Will keep this in mind next time!

  26. Kate B October 28, 2014 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Thank Peta – these are so easy & delish. So delish there weren’t many left for my daughters lunchbox by Monday! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes.

  27. Tia October 29, 2014 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Such a yummy and easy recipe! My kids thought I was awesome after having a taste of these so thankyou Peta. My 2.5 year old son who doesn’t like store bought biscuits was all over these!

  28. Fiona October 30, 2014 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    We just made some of these and they are yummy! We made not-so-tiny teddies and flowers πŸ˜€ might have to order some tiny teddy cutters for next time. Thanks for the recipe Peta xx

  29. amorita clayton October 30, 2014 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    yum yum yum! amazing recipe, easy and so delicious.
    you know they are good when your two boys who dont like the taste of honey cant stop eating them. We made round ones with a piping nozzle end as I couldnt wait for my teddy cutter any longer. Stopped counting at the 200 mark πŸ™‚

  30. Kylie October 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Thanks Peta !!
    These are a fantastic, my kids loved them, along with my friends kids too!!
    Looking forward to the chocolate ones !

  31. Kylie October 30, 2014 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Thanks Peta!
    These are very yummy, my kids loved them and my friends kids too!
    Looking forward to the chocolate ones!

  32. Annette November 1, 2014 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Hi Peta, I have just made these this morning and the lids love them. Taste like the real thing, and they thought tiny teddies were cute. Looking forward to experimenting with chocolate ones.

  33. Sam November 1, 2014 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Thanks Peta!
    Great recipe – worked a treat and the taste is great. The mixture definitely made the 270 but I was tempted to make bigger teddies because I get easily bored….. Will not be buying the alternative from now on. Thanks again for the recipe and the time that would have gone into creating this.

  34. Susanne November 9, 2014 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Thank you Peta for this recipe, it is great. Made them tonight for school lunch boxes and they have worked out a treat πŸ™‚

  35. Alicia November 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Thank you Peta! I halved this recipe without any probs at all (reduced melting time to 3 mins) as we are a small family. My fussy 2 year old seems to love them, and so much better than the store-bought equivalent. I had no problems with the dough at all. I didn’t need to wait for it to cool, and I was able to re-roll the dough 5 times without having to reheat or fuss about, no cracking, nothing. Thanks again x

  36. Kerry November 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    I’m waiting for my TM5 to be delivered but I’ve been making lists of recipes from your website I want to try – I thought I’d give these a crack using the stovetop. It’s such a good recipe, thank you so much! The biscuits are delicious and so easy to make, so much better than the store bought tiny teddies. Now to try the chocolate version!

  37. Megan November 15, 2014 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Made these today with gluten free flour and although I thought the dough looked too dry rolled ok in sections and baked well. Thanks!

  38. Kate F November 16, 2014 at 9:40 am - Reply

    I have just finally got around to making these for the first time. My kids are so impressed I am having to fight them off so there is actually some left for their lunches this week! It was so easy and even though it was a bit tougher to roll the last time I actually rerolled the dough four times to get well over a hundred cookies (my cutters are animals and robots so a bit bigger than the teddies). Thanks for another great recipe πŸ™‚

  39. Esther November 16, 2014 at 11:32 am - Reply

    made these for the second time yesterday and NAILED IT!!!

    5.5 minutes is all i need in my oven, and they are perfect!!

    Thanks PETA

  40. Susan November 16, 2014 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Just made these for the first time and they are delicious. Thank you for yet another awesome recipe. I only left my dough for 5ish minutes. It was still a bit sticky but got easier as I went along. Only made 176 but I’m pretty sure the first tray I rolled a bit too thick. Next to try the chocolate ones.

  41. Anne December 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    My teddy cutters finally arrived! Can’t wait to try these out.

  42. Lorraine December 7, 2014 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Made these for the 1st time yesterday. So quick and easy. Made them chocolate by taking out couple of heaped dessert spoons of plain flour and adding same amount of cocoa. Also used vanilla essence as didnt have paste. Worked out perfectly and the kids (and adults) devoured them. I think I didn’t roll the dough quite thinly enough so will make sure i do next time. Thanks for a great recipe!

  43. Bec Christo January 20, 2015 at 9:29 am - Reply

    I’ve made a few different biscuits (no thermo here πŸ™ ) and I’ve had an ‘ah-ha!’ Moment. Cut your baking paper to fit into your baking tray, then take the baking paper out of the try and roll the dough on the baking paper. Then instead of picking up & placing all the bickies (270times) you can remove the excess dough, leaving the bickies in place, then slide the baking paper and bickies back into the baking tray!

    Love this recipe!

  44. Holly January 21, 2015 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    I haven’t made these yet, but used the technique Bec Christo mentioned when making your Wagon Wheelies the other day. The dough was so delicate and kept breaking on me (it was a hot day!) and it was so much easier. Will try the same for the teeny teddies.

  45. Kellie Smith January 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Finally got around to making these to test out for school snacks before school starts in a week. Easy to make and tastes good. Even better the only sweetener is honey, no sugar. Master 3 was doing laps around the kitchen bench sneaking a biscuit each time around πŸ™‚

  46. Amy Drain March 15, 2015 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Wooohoooo……. Made these just now! Can’t believe how yummy they are need to stop eating so there is some left for the week!!!! Can’t wait to make again

    Thanks

    :0)

  47. helen potter April 21, 2015 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    oh me oh my. once again i ask myself, “why did i wait so long to make these?” all along i have planned to make a malt version using malt extract instead of honey. super fabulous. even cuter with the hello kitty cutters.

  48. Codey May 30, 2015 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    do you reckon you could add cinnamon?

    • Peta
      Peta May 31, 2015 at 11:27 am - Reply

      Absolutely. If you love cinnamon go for gold πŸ™‚

  49. Erica April 15, 2016 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for the recipe πŸ™‚ I’ve made them twice now and Miss 1 and Miss 3 can’t get enough

  50. Kylie June 6, 2016 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    PETA amazing recipe. Have cooked lots tonight did gluten free as my baby is gluten intolerant we have just discovered and still worked perfectly. Dough comes out slightly sticker but just let it completely cool and it’s very workable.

  51. Kell June 7, 2016 at 11:38 am - Reply

    I’ve found with the Bellini if you spend 20 seconds mixing at speed 3 and the remaining 10 seconds at speed 4 the dough is not crumbly anymore.

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