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!!!
Tiny Star biscuits for kids (just like tiny teddies but homemade) in the thermomix
Author: Robyn (Mrs D plus 3)
Recipe type: Thermomix
- 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.
I have used my thermomix but if you don't have one they are just as easy to make. Put everything in a bowl together and use your hands to mix it all together. Make sure the butter and sugar and well mixed before you add the dry ingredients to make your dough (if you have a hand held mixer use that first and then your hands to get a perfect dough).
I only used 3/4 of the dough and saved the rest for Miss H as she wanted to make her ‘own’ shapes and not just stars. You could also freeze whatever dough you don’t use and save it for a rainy day. Just make sure you wrap it up in cling-film and label it before you put it in the freezer!!
Store your tiny stars in a cute tin or you could buy some little zip lock bags and add 8 to 10 little stars into each one. That way they are just as handy to chuck in your bag (for emergency snacks) as the ‘real deal’ tiny teddies!!
Oh man – I so wish I had a thermomix !!!!!! They look so easy to make and so handy to have when you need a snack.
Have the best day !
LOL, I do love my thermomix – I would be a kitchen disaster without it xx
great idea Robyn. I have never thought of saving part of the dough for my boy to “work” with, will have to remember to try it out next time.
It’s great because it keeps them occupied and you can actually get on and make things that are ‘edible’ if you know what I mean, lol xxx
Great idea again! I’m printing this out. Baking with Mikala tomorrow!
Hope she enjoys them xxx
Without even trying we made these again exactly two years on! Still loving the simple recipe.
Thank you. They look so easy! Will get busy and bake this week, Cheers, Tanya
Awesome! Hope you enjoy them xx
Mine so didn’t work out 🙁 too crumbly. What did I do wrong?
Oh no, sorry to hear that Bec. Did you follow it exactly?? I made them often and they are ok. I’ll try them again this afternoon and see if there is something that could make them crumbly. Did you put the dough in the fridge for a while before rolling it?? I do roll out my dough in small batches as if I do the whole lot at once it can sometimes break up a bit. xxx
Anyone know if these would work with GF flour?
Hi Serena, yes they will work with GF flour. They will taste just as good as normal flour but the dough might be a little more tricky to handle when cutting the shapes and GF flour tents to make it a bit more crumbly. Hope that helps xx
These look great! Any idea how long they’d keep for? Or am I best to put them in portioned zip lock bags (as you suggest) and then put them in the freezer? Thanks in advance!
Mine have never lasted longer than a few days so I couldn’t give you a totally accurate answer. However freezing them in little zip locks is perfect and will definitely work. xx
Thank-you! I’m about to make these now 🙂
Awesome recipe! I’ve had mine in a sealed jar for 7 days and they are still delicious and difficult to stop at one! I used a larger heart shape and when cooled I dipped one side of the cookie in milk chocolate! Totally yummy! Thank you for such a delicious and super easy recipe.
In the recipe you mention cream but it’s not in the ingredient :/
Does it need cream and if so how much please? 🙂
Hi Lea, thanks for picking that up!! It’s a typo on my part. I meant to say to just cream the butter and sugar together. No actual cream needed. Robyn xxx.
Pfewww!! I bought all the ingredient to try them tomorrow and I was just reading the full recipe and thought damn! Haha!
That’s great and THANK YOU for replying so quickly!! Xx
Wow I didn’t realise how long ago this recipe was published. It’s a winner for us. Very easy to make and although the cutting of the shapes was a bit fiddly the dough rolled out is nice and thick so they don’t fall apart while transferring to the oven tray. They are also incredibly tasty!