Orange Marmalade Thumbprint Cookies drizzled with Chocolate

Orange Marmalade Thumbprint Cookies drizzled with chocolate are perfect for serving at your holiday parties! Vegan, Nut-free

It’s a new month AND a new blog hop theme! The month of December is going to be filled with delightful cookie recipes, and I really can’t wait (I’m such a sucker for sweets). Please join in on the #cookielove fun by linking up any cookie recipe from the month of December 2011. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #cookielove event! The twitter hashtag is #cookielove :).

Here is a list of all of the wonderful hosts this month!

Badger Girl Learns to Cook/ Kimberly Aime/ @BdgerGrl
BigFatBaker/ Erin Meyer/ @BigFatBaker
Bloc de recetas/ Salomé/ @Blocderecetas
Bon a croquer /Valerie/ @Valouth
CafeTerraBlog/ Terra Baltosiewich / @CafeTerraBlog
Cake Duchess/ Lora/ @cakeduchess
Creative Cooking Corner/ Karriann Graf/ @KarriannGraf
Easily Good Eats/ Three-Cookies
Georgiecakes /Georgie Kubarych /@georgiecakes
Hobby And More / Richa/ @betit19
knitstamatic / Deb/ @knitstamatic
Mike’s Baking / Mike R./ @mikesbaking
Mis Pensamientos / Junia/ @juniakk
Oh Cake / Jessica Hose/ @jesshose
Queen’s Notebook /Elizabeth Quirino/ @Mango_Queen
Savoring Every Bite /Linda Geiler/ @Spicegirlfla
Simply Reem / Reem /@simplyreem
Soni’s Food for Thought / Soni/ @sonisfood
Teaspoon of Spice /Deanna Segrave-Daly/ @tspbasil
That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!!/ Liz / @Thatskinnychick
The Spicy RD / EA Stewart /@thespicyrd
The Wimpy Vegetarian /Susan Pridmore /@chezsuzanne
Vegan Yack Attack! /Jackie Sobon/ @veganyackattack
Vegetarian Taste Buds/ Raji / @vegtastebuds

Phew! Quite a list we have here, make sure to check them all out (even the non-vegan ones 😉 )!

Now, we proceed to MY recipe, which is quite delicious and pretty cute if I do say so myself. I’ve never made an orange marmalade or jam before, and was surprised by how easy it was to make without any references and how tasty it turned out. Chocolate and orange has always been one of my favorite flavor combinations, paired with an unbiased “butter” cookie, it is the perfect edible platter for gooey sweetness.

Whole Recipe makes roughly 30 Cookies

For the Orange Marmalade:

  • 2 Cups Peeled Orange Slices, De-seeded
  • 1/4 Cup Organic White Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Arrowroot Powder or Cornstarch


  1. Take the orange slices and place them into a blender or a food processor and blend until slightly chunky. Pour the contents of the blender into a small sauce pan, over medium heat. Add in sugar and arrowroot powder and stir together.
  2. Simmer orange mixture, stirring occasionally, for roughly 25 minutes or until the mixture has the same consistency as jam. Take the pan off of the heat, and let cool. (Make the cookies while you are waiting for the marmalade to be done)

For the Thumbprint Cookies:

  • 1 Cup Earth Balance Buttery Sticks
  • 1 Cup Organic White Sugar
  • 1 Flaxseed Egg, (1 Tbsp. Ground Flaxseed & 3 Tbsp. Warm Water mixed together)
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp. Almond Extract (Optional)
  • 2 3/4 Cup Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt


  1. Using a stand or hand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Mix in flaxseed egg, vanilla and almond extracts. In a medium-sized bowl combine salt and flour, then slowly add to the butter mixture until evenly distributed and very slightly crumbly (not too wet).
  2. Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper or silicone baking liner and start forming the dough into 2 tbsp. sized spheres, roughly 2 inches apart. Press down in the center of the dough balls to create a teaspoon sized indent for the orange marmalade filling.
  3. Using a measuring spoon (either 1/2 or 1 tsp.), pour the orange marmalade into each cookie, distributing it equally. Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes. (Make chocolate drizzle while the cookies are baking)

For Chocolate Drizzle:

  • 1/4 Cup + 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup


  1. Melt coconut oil, stir in cocoa powder and maple syrup. Wait for the mixture to cool slightly, then pour into a sandwich bag and cut a millimeter (or two 🙂 ) sized hole into the corner of the bag. Now, you have a makeshift icing bag that you can use to decorate your cookies however you choose to.
  2. You can chill the cookies to completely set the chocolate drizzle but it is not necessary.

I’m taking these cookies to a movie night, tonight, and I just know that they’ll be perfect for the occasion. But, for everyone else, bring these cookies to your family and friends for a fruity, sweet treat!

39 Comments on “Orange Marmalade Thumbprint Cookies drizzled with Chocolate

  1. yummmmm.. i love orange marmalade.. and how pretty are those cookies! and you had to go and put some chocolate on them :P.
    i know.. i wanted to make pistachio cookies.. but not the usual plain ones.. so made some thumbprints 🙂
    and yes go ahead copy the list.. i copied form someone too:D

  2. Wow…if food can be beautiful then this is what I call as beauty..superb combination of colours and flavours…sending you lots of #cookielove

    • Thank you, very much! This month is already off to an awesome start. 🙂

    • I’m really excited for my first month of hosting, and am also extremely glad that I joined in on the Cookielove fun!

  3. Such a lovely cookie! I love that you explain how to make the marmalade, and I especially love the ingredients in your chocolate drizzle – coconut oil is perfect for that!
    Also, I’m not sure why I didn’t have you on my list of co-hosts before – very sorry about that! But I do now 🙂

    • Thank you, Junia! I’m so excited to be apart of #cookielove this month, everyone has been so great! 🙂

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  5. SO pretty with the contrast of the orange and chocolate! Perfect cookie for our blog hop 🙂

    • You really can’t go wrong with chocolate (in my humble opinion). 😀

  6. I’ve been making Seville Orange Marmalade this weekend… I really love your cookies and welcome to Bloghop! Besos

    • Oooh! I hope to see a recipe for that on your blog soon! 🙂

  7. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. I love the little stripes of chocolate over the orange and tan cookies! I haven’t made marmalade before but I never realized it was so easy, I need to make some asap!

    • Thank you for the kind words, I honestly was surprised with how well they turned out. I almost wish they hadn’t disappeared in less time than they took to make!

  8. So perfectly made! I love the orange filling! And the combination of chocolate and orange is my favorite!

    • Thank you! I’m trying each and every day to better my photos, thanks for stopping by! 😀

  9. 1. I am impressed with your pics. Beautiful!
    2. I am impressed that you made your own orange maralade. Yum!
    3. I am impressed that your recipe actually sounds like I could stumble my way through it and love that you used arrowroot, earth balance, and coconut oil. All things I have and either want or love to use.
    Great recipe! Yay #cookielove!

    • I’m blushing! Thank you so much for the compliments, and I really do hope that you try the recipe out, if not just for the sake of using those ingredients. 🙂

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