bear claw cookies
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Bear paw cookies

Cookies are a great thing to bake with your kids as they're so simple. These bear paw cookies are even more fun and sure to be a hit with any little one!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, chocolate, cookies
Servings: 21 cookies
Author: cookingwithmykids


  • 225 g unsalted butter softened
  • 200 g Demerara sugar
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 400 g plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 g chocolate chips

To decorate

  • Large chocolate buttons
  • Small chocolate buttons


Preheat the oven to 170C and line your baking trays (at least 4) with greasproof paper

    Mix the butter and sugar

    • Measure the butter and sugars out and add them to a mixing bowl or freestanding mixer.
    • Mix them together using the paddle attachment of your mixer if you’re using one, a hand held mixer, or wooden spoon until the sugar and butter are light and fluffy.

    Add the eggs and vanilla extract

    • Break the eggs, one at a time, into a small bowl. Add them to your bowl, mixing it a little between the additions of each egg.
    • Turn the mixer down to a slower speed and add the vanilla extract into the bowl.

    Add the remaining ingredients

    • Measure the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a small bowl. Add these into your large mixing bowl.
    • Mix everything together until you have a smooth dough. If you need to, use a spatula to scrape the mixture down from the sides of the bowl.
    • Add the chocolate chips and give it one last mix so that everything is nicely combined.

    Form the cookies

    • Using a spoon add 6 dollops of dough mixture to each of your baking trays. These cookies spread while they're baking so leave as much space between each cookie as possible.

    Bake the cookies

    • Pop them in the oven for roughly 10 minutes. They’re ready when the edges have turned golden brown and they’ve flattened down. As soon as you remove them from the oven add one large and three small chocolate buttons for the claw.
    • Leave them on the baking trays to cool slightly, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.