Recipe: Chocolate/Vanilla Sugar Bear Cookies

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Ingredients for Chocolate Dough

  • 2¼ all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetend cocoa
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp chocolate extract

Ingredients for Vanilla Dough

  • 3 all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



In a bowl, combine flour, [cocoa],  & salt.

In a mixer, beat butter &  sugar. Add the egg and the chocolate/vanilla extract

Add the flour mix, and beat until combined. With your hands form a ball. Flatten ball and refrigerate for at least an hour.


Preheat the oven to 350°F

Place half of the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll.

Use Cookie cutter to cut shapes.

Bake for 12 minutes.

Let cool on a wire rack and transfer into a sealed container.


I made both vanilla and chocolate the previous day. Right out of the fridge the dough was not elastic enough. once the dough was warm it was too soft… I kept the dough inside the fridge between batches.

To make the bears cookies, I used a simple round cutter to cut the bear’s face.

I used one of my small leaf shapes to cut the ears.

Then used the “other” dough for the facial details by rolling the dough into thin “worms” and carefully placing them on the bear’s face.

This process took a really long time. Even though it looked really cute, I am not sure it was worth the effort… I also made a few batches of single flavor dough with a simple cookie cutter, and the kids (ages 6-7) liked them just as much.

This dough even in one flavor was  a big hit with anybody who tried it.