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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Using a stand mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar. Butter should be soft and room temperature, not melted.
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.
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.
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!