Oatmeal Bear Cookies
Make these adorable oatmeal bear cookies for a treat kids and adults alike will love! These flavorful and fun cookies not only taste great, they’re perfect to make with the kids. Whip up a batch for the whole family to enjoy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6 bears
- ½ C. butter, softened
- 1 C. flour
- ½ C. sugar
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ C. brown sugar
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 egg
- ¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 ½ C. quick-cooking rolled oats
- Plain M&M’s
- Mini M&M’s
To make cookie dough:
In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until blended. Beat in egg; stir in vanilla.
In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; add to butter mixture, blending until incorporated. Stir in oats until blended. Shape dough and bake according to project directions.
To make Oatmeal Bears:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Shape cookie dough into six 1 1/4″ balls for the bear head. Do not use all of the cookie dough.
For each bear head ball, shape three 1/2″ balls for the ears and snout.
Roll a third of the small balls in sugar.
Flatten the cookie dough heads. We used the bottom of a glass to do this.
Place three of the smaller cookie dough balls on each larger, flattened piece, making two ears and a snout. Use the pieces dipped in sugar for the snout.
Carefully flatten the smaller balls.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove from oven and place 1 plain M&M on the snout to form a nose and two mini M&M’s towards the center to form eyes.
Serve and enjoy!