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Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies

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Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 36
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Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies

Soft sugar cookies with a gooey, fruity gummy bear center and white chocolate drizzle.

Ingredients

1
(1 lb 1.5 oz) pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2
cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened and cut into cubes
1
egg
36
gummy bear candies
1/2
cup white chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 In a large bowl, stir cookie mix, flour, butter and egg just until a dough forms.
  • 3 Scoop and roll dough into 36 (1-inch) balls; space about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Using thumb or forefinger, make a deep indent in the center of each cookie.
  • 4 Transfer baking sheets to fridge for 20 minutes or freezer for 10 minutes to firm up dough.
  • 5 Bake cookies 8 to 10 minutes until nearly done. Lightly press 1 gummy bear candy into the indent of each cookie, then bake cookies another 2 minutes until gummy bear is fully melted and cookie is set.
  • 6 Cool cookies 3 minutes on cookie sheets, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • 7 In a small bowl, heat white chocolate chips in microwave on high for 1 minute; stir, then heat in 15-second intervals, stirring after each, just until chips are melted and smooth. Transfer mixture to a resealable plastic bag and snip off one edge.
  • 8 Drizzle white chocolate over fully cooled cookies. Allow icing to set completely before serving.
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If you like gummy bears, these cookies will be right up your alley.

As prepared by Girl Versus Dough,

Thumbprints with melted gummy bears. It works, and they're good!

I have four words for you: Gummy bear thumbprint cookies. With a white chocolate drizzle. Okay, so that’s more than four words, but there’s so much to say about these yummy treats that I just can’t contain myself.

You see, when I happened upon the original recipe from The Baking Robot, I just knew I had to make these cookies ASAP. So I bookmarked it… and then forgot about them. It wasn’t until weeks later when I waltzed by a bag of gummy bears at the store (as we do) and suddenly remembered the cookies. “Eureka!” I exclaimed, mid-waltz. In the middle of the aisle. It was weird.

But I digress. I immediately grabbed the ingredients needed for the recipe (which is, like, a Betty Crocker sugar cookie pouch, some flour, butter, an egg, gummy bears and white chocolate chips and THAT’S IT) and raced home to make them.

In less than an hour, I was in full-on gummy bear thumbprint cookie bliss. Also known as a cookie coma, because that’s what happens when you eat a dozen of them in one sitting. WORTH IT.

Anywayyyy, enough of that story. Let’s bake cookies!

 

Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies

First, you’ll need those ingredients I mentioned above. Heck, you probably have most, if not all, of them on hand already!

 

Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies

Mix the ingredients for the sugar cookie dough together in a large bowl. I like to use Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix for this recipe because it’s easy and convenient and delish, but feel free to use a favorite homemade thumbprint cookie dough recipe!

 

Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies

Scoop and shape the dough into small 1-inch balls and space them evenly apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Using your thumb or forefinger, gently form a deep indent in the center of each cookie. You want the indent to be as deep as possible without making a hole in the bottom of the cookie (otherwise, the gummy filling will ooze out of the bottom and that’s no good, folks. No good at all).

Transfer the cookie sheets to a fridge or freezer for a few minutes so the dough can firm up a bit. This helps the cookies keep their shape as much as possible in the oven, including the indent, so don’t skip this vital step!

 

Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies

Bake the chilled cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, until nearly done. Lightly press a gummy bear in the indent of each cookie, then return to the oven to bake another 2 minutes or so until the gummy bar is just melted and the cookies are set.

 

Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies

Cool the cookies a few minutes on the cookie sheets, then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely. As they cool, the gummy bear filling will firm up again into its gooey, chewy state.

 

Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies

Finally, melt some white chocolate chips and drizzle it all over the cookies. Add some sprinkles or colored sugar, too, if you want, for added pizzazz.

 

Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies

Once the white chocolate drizzle is fully set, it’s time to enter full-on gummy bear thumbprint cookie bliss/cookie coma mode.

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Tips  

After drizzling white chocolate, sprinkle cookies with sprinkles or colored sugar for extra pizzazz.

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

Recipe adapted from The Baking Robot.

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