I had to try one more kid friendly recipe with the vegan treats Veggie Peggy sent to me. I knew it was possible to melt down gummy bears, but wasn’t sure how these additive and gelatine free ones would work. But I am pleased to say they worked perfectly. These cookies are so moreish; A crisp vanilla scented biscuit with a delicious fruit jelly centre. They are also incredibly easy to make and you can easily get the kids involved.
I have posted these biscuits on my Instagram before, but without the jelly addition. They work just as well iced. I simply used natural fruit and vegetable powders to get the different colour icing and decorated them with dried flowers, fruits and nuts.
So why not give them a go and get a little creative!
Vanilla Cookies with a Gummy Bear Jelly Centre – makes 12 cookies
65 g vegan margarine
65 g white sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
130 g flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Veggie Peggy vegan gummy bears
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and beat for a few minutes more.
Add the flour and baking powder and mix until a coarse crumb like texture is formed. Add a few drops of water until the mixture comes together to form a dough. Roll into a sausage shape, wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 mins.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees c. and line a baking tray.
Remove the cling film and slice discs of cookie dough with a very sharp knife. Use your thumb, spoon or I used a tablespoon measure, to create a indentation in the centre of each cookie.
Space the cookies well apart on the baking tray and bake for 8 mins. Remove the tray from the oven and add a gummy bear to the centre of your indentation. If the biscuit has risen up too much, lightly press the indentation down again with the back of a spoon.
Bake for a further 8 mins until the cookies are golden and crisp and the gummy bear has melted down.
Leave to cool on a wire cooling rack.