Teddy Bear Picnic

Yesterday, we "checked" one more item off our Summer Checklist... "Have a Teddy Bear Picnic". All you need for a perfect afternoon with your little one is: a teddy bear, a blanket, and the perfect snacks!

Seriously... what is more fun than eating outside with your teddy bear?

For the main course {wink}, we had peanut butter sandwiches.

And for dessert, we made peanut butter teddy bear cookies.  They are easy, cute and super-fun!
To make these adorable cookies:

Cream together: 
  • 1 cup butter 
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
Then, beat in two eggs.

In a separate bowl, mix:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
Mix wet and dry ingredients together. Then, let the kids roll a 1-inch ball (for the face) and two smaller balls (for the ears). Flatten slightly.

Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for about 10 - 11 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake. 

Have you ever had a Teddy Bear Picnic with your little ones?

Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)

1 comment:

  1. Oh, what a great idea, to have teddy-bear items at your teddy bear picnic. When we started checking things off of our list (which came from you, thanks!) I wasn't sure about this one. But when I read the list to my 5 year old, he liked the idea. So last Sat am, we spread out a table cloth on a huge tree stump we have in our front yard, gathered the animals (not so much bears as ninga guys, Veggie tales characters, and Lego guys) and ate our waffles outside! It was great, and I never would have thought to do it! Thanks!



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