To quote my favorite silly old bear, “What could be more important than something to eat?” To celebrate Winnie the Pooh, we baked these easy Winnie the Pooh-inspired shortbread cookies. These cookies are soft, buttery, and the perfect thing to have during an afternoon tea break. Bake up a batch over the weekend and if there’s a rumbly in your tumbly, these cookies will be there to satisfy! Keep reading to learn how to make your own.
Winnie the Pooh Shortbread cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Yellow food coloring
- 1/2 cup red candy melts
- Brown food coloring pen
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in vanilla, flour and salt. Mix in yellow food coloring until desired color is reached.
Roll half of the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the other half of dough into ¼-inch balls. Place the smaller balls on top of the 1-inch balls to form Winnie the Pooh’s face. Place cookies on a lined cookie sheet and chill for 20 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes. Let cool.
Use a brown food coloring pen to draw Winnie the Pooh’s facial features on the cooled cookies.
Microwave the red candy melts in 30 second increments until melted. Stir frequently.
Dip cookies halfway into candy melts and place on cooling rack until candy sets. Enjoy!