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marmalade cookies and Paddington Bear

This marmalade cookies recipe and review post are in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures and STUDIOCANAL, in association with Anton Capital Entertainment S.C.A.

Last month during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season I was able to take a Saturday morning off from responsibilities and attend a special screening of Paddington 2 with my family. I don’t want to give any spoilers to the movie, except for one–we all loved it! All of us from my husband down to my two year old were laughing out loud. Read on for more about the movie and a recipe for yummy brown sugar and marmalade thumbprint cookies that Paddington would be sure to approve of.


Justine Young. mom blogger at Little Dove blog shares a recipe for brown sugar and marmalade cookies and a review of Paddington Bear 2.


Paddington 2

For those of you that haven’t seen the first Paddington Bear, I don’t think you you’d be lost because you get a nice recap of everyone at the very beginning, and it’s done quite organically in the storyline, which I appreciate. It’s one of those movies where you just love all the characters too, every actor breathes so much life and gives so much personality to their character. One of my favorites was Hugh Grant, his part was so different than the roles I’m used to seeing him play and it was really great to see how much range he has as an actor.


Justine Young, lifestyle blogger, shares a movie review and a cookie recipe with Paddington Bear 2 movie poster


One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Paddington does the laundry at the prison. Yes, there is major foreshadowing and you know what’s about to happen, but it doesn’t make it any less hilarious! I love how over-the-top theatrical the parts in the prison are. I definitely think that it helps to make it more fun and less serious and scary for any one in the audience who might be younger and more sensitive.


Justine Young. mom blogger at Little Dove blog shares a recipe for brown sugar and marmalade cookies and a review of Paddington Bear 2.


All in all, I would definitely recommend Paddington 2 as a great film to take the entire family too, there are heart warming and hilarious moments that everyone will enjoy.


Justine Young, mom blogger at Little Dove blog shares a recipe for brown sugar and marmalade cookies and a review of the new Paddington Bear 2 movie.


Brown sugar and marmalade thumbprint cookies

Of course, after seeing Paddington 2 with my family I was inspired by everyone’s favorite bear to make something with marmalade that he would be sure to love. I’ve used marmalade in savory dishes before, but I’d surprisingly never made anything sweet with marmalade. I decided that some brown sugar and marmalade thumbprint cookies were in order to help celebrate the release of the movie, in theaters across the US this Friday.


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Justine Young, mom blogger at Little Dove blog shares a recipe for brown sugar and marmalade cookies and a review of the new Paddington Bear 2 movie.
brown sugar and marmalade thumbprint cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
17 mins
A classic cookie gets a marmalade twist that's not too sweet.
Course: Dessert
Author: Justine @ Little Dove
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • granulated sugar
  • orange marmalade
  1. Using a stand mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar. Butter should be soft and room temperature, not melted.
  2. Beat in everything except for flour. Once ingredients are well-incorporated than slowly add in flour on "stir" setting until mixed and dough begins to form a ball.
  3. Roll into small balls, about 1 inch in size. Roll in granulated sugar, then place on cookie sheet and press down in the middle of the ball with your thumb causing an indentation.
    Justine Young, mom blogger at Little Dove blog shares a recipe for brown sugar and marmalade cookies and a review of the new Paddington Bear 2 movie.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes. They should NOT be brown when you remove them from the oven. Once the cookies are cooled, spoon a small amount of marmalade into the center of each cookie.

Be sure to check out Paddington 2 in theaters this Friday, January 12.




Speaking of movies, last week I briefly mentioned a new linkup I was co-hosting called Movie Club Mondays and today I’m excited to share more details! Much like today’s post was inspired by the movie Paddington 2, with Movie Club Mondays we’ll be getting together once a month to share a post that’s inspired by a specific genre of movie. So this shouldn’t necessarily be a full-on review of the film you chose that month, just a post that is somehow inspired by the film you chose. Want to share a yummy recipe like I did? Or maybe an outfit inspired by your film? Perhaps an awesome craft project that makes you think of the movie? Whatever it is, we want to see it here on the fourth Monday of the month. January is all about nostalgia so get thinking about what movie is nostalgic to you and the other hosts and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!


Justine Young lifestyle blogger shares a new linkup for 2018 called Movie Club Mondays.


13 Responses to marmalade cookies and Paddington Bear

  1. Mary Leigh January 10, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

    Oh my goodness – Justine! I LOVE these! Paddington is on our list to go see! We love the book around here and my two year old gets such a kick out of the word “marmalade”!

  2. Kayla January 10, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

    Super cute! – I love tieing in recipes or crafts with movies! I used to do that all the time when I babysat a little boy- he LOVED it! Great post! 💗

  3. Ruthie Ridley January 10, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

    We just saw a pre-screening of this film last saturday and we laughed and cried!! So funny and good!!

  4. Jane Davidson | Typically Jane January 10, 2018 at 6:37 pm #

    These look SO good! I can’t wait for an excuse to make these cookies. Yum yum yum! I love marmalade.

  5. Steph January 10, 2018 at 7:40 pm #

    Cute! I haven’t seen either movie but your post is inspiring me! The cookies look great as well.

  6. Renee January 10, 2018 at 8:29 pm #

    This is so fun! What a cute idea!!

  7. Christine January 10, 2018 at 11:16 pm #

    These cookies look amazing! I love how you tied it in to Paddington Bear. Now I want to see the movie!

  8. Entirely Kristen January 11, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    These cookies look absolutely amazing! My daughter LOVES baking so we will definitely be trying these out soon! I’ve never watched Paddington but I’ve heard it’s very cute!

  9. Aria January 11, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

    these look tasty and even better, easy to make!

  10. 1stopmom January 12, 2018 at 8:13 am #

    These cookies look delicious! I am taking my granddaughter to Paddington 2 this weekend. She loves him and has his bear. Since she can’t say his full name, she calls him Paddy! I love the Movie Club Monday post link up party idea. I will be checking that out.

  11. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins January 12, 2018 at 10:56 am #

    I actually never saw the first one but it looks like a great family film! I swear, it’s so hard to find good movies that everyone can enjoy today. And those cookies look delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever used marmalade in cooking but I bet this would be a great kid friendly baking activity.

  12. Angelle January 12, 2018 at 11:22 pm #

    These look and sound amazinggggg!!! And, i can’t wait to see the movie this weekend!!!



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