Gummy Bear Cookies

Gummy bear cookiesI have been wanting to try this recipe for some time. I saw these on The Baking Robot's blog. She has lots of really fun and whimsical creations, like cotton candy jelly and Twizzlers ice cream. I just love these gummy bear thumb print cookies so I had to give them a try.Gummy bear cookies I am happy to report that these are super fun and easy to make. They are also delicious! They sort of taste like a pop tart—kind of pie crust + fruity. If that makes sense. These would be a lot of fun to make with kids. I think my niece would just LOVE making and eating these.Thumb print cookie doughGummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies, makes 20. Slightly adapted from The Baking Robot

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
10 gummy bears (plus more for snacking)

Cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the egg yolk and extract. Then stir in the flour and salt until well-combined and crumbly. Cover and place the dough in the freezer for ten minutes.Best thumb print cookiesShape the dough in to twenty small balls. Place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Use your thumb to press a swallow bowl into each cookie. Or, if you're totally cliche like me, create indented heart shapes in each.

Bake at 350°F for 8-9 minutes.Gummy bear thumb print cookiesWhile these bake cut the gummy bears into four pieces each. You'll need two pieces (half a gummy bear) per cookie. Once these are partially baked, place the gummy bear bits in the hearts. Bake for another two minutes.How to make gummy bear cookiesIf some of your cookies crack, or the gummy bears aren't place in the centers, they may overflow on a few of the cookies. But that's kind of pretty, if you ask me. I sometimes added a few different colored pieces to one cookie, to create a two toned heart. Have fun with these! They are as much fun to bake as they are to eat. Enjoy. xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman

  • I made this recipe and I don’t know where I went wrong but the batter turned out wrong. It was so thin even after putting it in the freezer for ten minutes that you could not roll it in balls. And when I tried to cook it anyway by the spoon full then it just turned into very thin piled of what looked like thin pancakes.

    • I tried the batter again because I relized that I put a whole egg in the batter instead of just the yolk. But this time around I misread the recipe again and only put the egg white in instead of the yolk. I guess I will be trying it for the third time and hopefully this time I will be more careful of reading the direction and get it right.

  • I baked them at 305, but when they didn’t bake, I checked the original recipe, which is 350. Eventually, they were delicious.

  • I made these last night with my son for his kindergarten class. So fun! However, there is a typo in your recipe. It reads to bake the cookies at 305 degrees (which i thought was odd but did), The Baking Robot’s says 350 (i see that now). OUr cookies were under done and a little crumbly as a result of the lower baking temp. SO fun though and very cute. Cheers*

  • Tried it today with my 4 year old – it was a hit with the whole family. Made them gluten and dairy free and they turned out delicious! Thank you!

  • My gummy bears have been dead. 😀 They have boiled, so I put into another bear victims. Now I have grotesque coloured cookies but it’s delicious. 😀

    Love from Hungary 🙂

  • Gummy bears are my favorite candy!! Love this recipe 🙂

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  • Thank you for sharing! I will definitely have to give these a try, I know that my friends will love them(:

  • These look soo good! Going to have to try them on a rainy day!

    – Erica xox

  • I made these and they were really good! Just one question: mine were really crumbly. Do you know why they would be like that?

  • Really cute idea, they look yummy 🙂


  • Oh these looks interesting! I love cookies & love gummy bears so I guess its a match made in cookie heaven!! 🙂

    Lulu xx

  • These are adorable. I’m always looking for new, fun ways to celebrate holidays. I will probably be trying these out… We love donuts!

  • Such a cute idea! My hubby loves gummy bears so I may have to try to make a gluten-free version (since I can’t have gluten) so we can both enjoy!

  • Ha! these are totally cute! Although, I’d spend too much time snacking on the bears 😛


  • How cute! I love how the gummies melt into one cute little heart.


  • These are super cute! I had no idea you could bake with gummy bear! I actually have a bag at home. I must try these:) thanks

  • They look so pretty! What a gerat idea for kids!

  • These are so cute and looks dangerously delicious! 🙂 xx

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  • I loved this until you got to the part about cutting and melting the gummy bears. YOU MONSTER!!!

    Kidding. Totally doing these for Valentine’s Day at the office! How many cookies did you get out of the batch?

  • this looks so fun to do and delicious to eat!

  • AW MAN, you come up with the BEST recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  • At first I was like no. And then I was like YES. They are eye candy, cute as a bugs ear!

  • They are so cute and perfect to do with my younger sister, she’s going to love it!


  • These look really cute, think I may have to make a batch. Cute idea for valentines day too!

  • They are so cute, I bet they taste amazing! x

  • These are so adorable! I’m going to surprise my boyfriend with these on Valentines Day! Great job!

  • Never would I ever have considered using gummy bears to make cookies, but they’re probably quite interesting! Reminds me of those “stained glass” cookies with candy centers. 🙂

  • I am making these ASAP! My son is a lover of everything gummy and would especially love them in these festive cookies!

  • They sound like a even yummiest jammy dodger, I’m making these this weekend

  • I think I felt the same way. But they turned out tastier than I thought. 🙂 Nice surprise. You could totally use jam instead of gummies if you like.


  • My hubbs LOVES him some gummy bears…gummies in frozen yogurt, gummies in chamoy. Glad this post came just in time for Valentine’s day, the perfect treat for my sweet…heart! 🙂

    As always, thanks for sharing!


  • Okay these are SO cute, and they look delish!

    xo,Juliette Laura

  • Ooo, that looks perfect and it is great for a romantic evening.. I love it and need to try. That idea is perfect.

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  • What a fun idea! Such a great recipe to bake with kids! Bring on the gummies! 😉

  • these are SO adorable! xoxo

  • Okay at first I was a little skeptical but these look amazing and perfect for Valentines Day! Thanks for sharing Emma.

  • These look amazing. I love to bake and my daughter’s favorite thing on this earth is gummy bears. I look forward to making these with her.

  • These look and sound soo darn good! Will definitely be trying them out! x

  • Cut. it. out. These cookies are too cute and no doubt delicious. I bet kiddos would just love it too!

  • I bet my nanny-kids would love baking these…if there were any gummy bears leftover once I opened the package!

  • Mmmmm!! Another great recipe. I can’t wait to try them!

    xo Denise

  • Oooh I wish I would have known about these a year ago. The girls I used to nanny would have so much fun baking and eating these! They’re so cute that I might have to try them out instead of heart-shaped linzer cookies this year. – B x

  • Aah these are perfect for Valentine’s Day, so cute. They kind of remind me of jammy dodgers, but most likely better 🙂

  • Yum! I have those hedgie measuring cups from Anthro too, so cute! I like to put nuts in them on the cheese tray when we have company.

  • These look so cute – Chocolate cookies with a white heart would look cute too! Can’t wait to try this!

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