My kids LOVE Tiny Teddie biscuits and I have to admit they are the perfect little treat to carry in your handbag, pop in a lunchbox or pull out for morning tea. I normally always have a stash in my pantry to shove in my bag before leaving the house as a ‘just in case I need a snack snack’ but yesterday morning I got caught out and my stash was empty!!!!!! A very bad oversight indeed as a handful of cut apples just didn’t cut the bacon after the promise of teddies!! So I decided to make my own.
Seriously I don’t know why I haven’t done this before as they were SO EASY!!!
- 120g Caster sugar (or just raw sugar if using a thermomix)
- 240g butter
- 1 tsb vanilla essence
- 360g wholemeal flour (or you could just use plain flour)
- 40g hundreds and thousands (or 20g cocoa powder or 40g chocolate chips)
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.
- Add the raw sugar to the thermomix and whizz for 10 seconds on speed 9/10 to give you caster sugar. Scrape down the sides.
- Add the butter and vanilla and cream together for 30 seconds on speed ⅚. Scrape down the sides and repeat for another 5 seconds if necessary.
- Add the flour (and cocoa powder if using) and mix for 10 seconds on speed 6, until the mixture roughly resembles bread crumb texture.
- Add the hundreds and thousands and set the thermomix to closed lid and knead for 30 seconds on interval speed until you have a dough.
- If you want to make chocolate stars then add 20g cocoa instead of hundred & thousands or you could add chocolate chips, but just make sure you crush them a bit first so that they they are teeny tiny.
- Roll the dough into a big ball and either wrap it up in a thermomat if you have one, otherwise cling-film will do. Pop it in the fridge for half and hour.
- Roll the dough out until it is about 2cm thick and then cut our your shapes using a tiny thumb sized cutter. I have to admit, this bit is a bit fiddly and time consuming because you have to do so many, but it is worth it in the end.
- Bake in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes, allow to cool and then enjoy.