Why buy these when it is so easy and much cheaper to make at home? Better yet, you know exactly what is in them!
This one recipe makes the equivalent of 27 little packets of tiny teddies. That’s right. 270 teeny teddies! You will need a bit of time on your hands to cut them all in one sitting.
Lets look at ingredients:
Store bought Tiny Teddy Ingredients
Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Honey (5%), Butter (Cream (From Milk), Salt), Vegetable Fibre, Salt, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Baking Powder, Natural Flavour.
My Teeny Teddies Ingredients
Plain flour, Honey, Butter, Self raising flour, bi carb soda, vanilla bean paste.
You can see immediately the difference in ingredients and how a homemade version is better for you in terms of knowing what is in the recipe. Talking about ingredients, use good quality honey. This will determine the taste of your biscuit. I suggest a nice mellow and subtle honey. A strong flavoured honey may be too overpowering especially for the kiddies.
Lets look at cost:
Store bought Tiny Teddy cost
$4.38 for 10 packets of 10-12 biscuits (packets vary)
My Teeny Teddies cost
60g butter $0.40
140g honey $1.50
170g plain flour $0.15
65g self raising flour $0.15
1/2 teaspooon bi carb soda $0.05
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste $0.20
= $2.45 for 27 packets of 10 biscuits
My chocolate teeny teddy recipe can be found here.
I purchased my cutter from eBay. Click her for “Teddy Cutter” listings It is the perfect size and very similar to store bought teddies. There are quite a few people who stock them so shop around. They come in a set of three of different sizes. This is the smallest. You should only pay about $3 for the set including postage.
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