Teddy Bear Tea Party Recipes

TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY RECIPES:

Your little teddy bears will love these Teddy Bear Tea Party recipes!

These tea party recipes are chock-full of chocolaty, cinnamon sweetness that your children will rave about for days afterward.

Just think of all of the little teddy bear touches that you can add to the menu...

You will be well on your way to hosting the best teddy bear ho-down in town!



Snicker-Doodle Cookies

Little teddy bears are generally good, but for this cinnamon-packed cookie they put on their
very best behavior!

 

Ingredients:

1/3 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 package cream cheese, softened (3-ounces)
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter, melted

 

Directions:

In a small bowl combine the 1/3 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Set the cinnamon-sugar mixture aside.

In a large mixing bowl beat the 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. If necessary, cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Divide dough in half. Roll half of the dough between pieces of waxed paper into a 12x8 inch rectangle. Brush dough with half of the melted butter. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Beginning with one of the short sides, carefully roll up dough, using the waxed paper to lift and guide the roll. Moisten edges; pinch to seal. Repeat with remaining dough, butter, and 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Roll each roll in the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture. Wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill for 4 to 24 hours or until firm enough to slice.

Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place slices 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.


Banana Nut Bread

This is a traditional favorite that children of all ages love!...  a hearty banana bread filled with crunchy walnuts. So save those extra brown bananas for a heightened sweetness!

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup yogurt
1 1/4 cups mashed ripened and brown bananas
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cardamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions:

In a bowl cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in eggs, then the yogurt and mashed bananas.

In another bowl stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt. Beat dry ingredients into the banana mixture until moistened. Stir in the walnuts.

Turn the batter into a greased a floured 9x5x3" loaf pan. Bake the bread in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour, or until it tests done with a toothpick. Transfer pan to a rack to cool before removing bread.


Oatmeal Scones With Raisins or Dates

Extra simple to make, these satisfying scones are made with melted rather than cold butter!

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
 1/2 cups raisins or chopped dried dates
 1 large egg
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) warm melted butter
1/3 cup milk

Directions:

Position a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Have ready a large ungreased baking sheet.

In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using your fingers to separate fruit, mix in rolled oats and raisins or dates.

In another bowl whisk together egg, melted butter, and milk. Add egg mixture to the dry ingredients . Mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. The batter will be quite sticky.

Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface. With floured fingers, pat the dough into an 8-inch round about 3/4 inch thick. Cut 8 to 12 wedges. If the dough is too sticky to remove the wedges intact, wait 1 to 2 minutes. Using a spatula, place the wedges at least 1/2 inch apart on the baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on a rack or serve warm.


Peanut Butter Applesauce Cake

This is a delicious and moist cake that is sure to please the young palate!

 

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup chunk-style peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup applesauce sweetened or unsweetened
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions:

In a bowl cream the butter and peanut butter with the sugar. Beat in the egg, then the applesauce.

In another bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Beat dry ingredients into the applesauce mixture until well mixed and fairly smooth in appearance.

Pour the batter into a greased and floured 8x8" cake pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes, or until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Let cool on rack.