Sweet Pea’s marmalade cookies

The frosting was done by an impressionist

We always have marmalade on hand. Sadly, a recent batch didn’t quite set. I followed my own instructions to the letter, the marmalade gods were just mad that day. So I was tickled to see a cookie recipe over at Sweet Pea’s Kitchen that called for a cup of marmalade. That’s one jar down. And look they turned out just wonderfully. We didn’t tinker with a thing. Thanks, Sweet Pea!

*Note Sweet Pea is no longer available here is the actual recipe.

Marmalade Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine yogurt and orange marmalade; set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with marmalade mixture and mix well. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375Β° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine butter and marmalade. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until blended. Frost cookies.

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37 Responses to Sweet Pea’s marmalade cookies

  1. Serena says:

    Those look gorgeous. We always have orange marmalade on hand as well, so I definitely will try this recipe!

  2. Oh that looks yummy!
    one jar down and how many left to go?

  3. I love it when I can successfully use my mistakes. Those look great!

  4. Looking good. I recently made a marmalade “bread and butter” pudding, using brioche and creme anglaise instead of the trad white bread and custard. It was an attempt to bring out the fast disappearing Englishman in me. I’m still not convinced about marmalade – love the idea of bitter oranges, etc…..but

  5. My BlogJect says:

    you make marmalade?
    also – frosting by an impressionist caption, tickled me!
    OMG – just checked out your marmalade post, it features UK, and breakfast, i will be reading and commmenting properly in a minute, whilst i sit on a sunday morning with my ever so british brew in bed!

  6. They look very delicious! I love how we help each other!

  7. fatisrecipes says:

    To be honest, I like how the icing isn’t all fancy pancy and perfect…….. as they say, “it’s not going to go down whole” πŸ˜‰

  8. jessica says:

    I can’t keep up with you! I think i have seen all your posts and then I randomly stop by this morning and you have 2 new ones! Your amazing and these cookies are calling my name- those and the fruitistas! Awesome

  9. ChefMom says:

    I’ve never had marmalade (that I know of). I’m going to have to go back and check that recipe out. The cookies look really good and I love the little plate with polka dots!

  10. Katherine says:

    Wait what’s wrong with my icing job? I think it’s beautiful!

  11. Caroline says:

    These cookies look and sound delicious. You did a great job on the icing, Katherine. πŸ™‚ and I love Sweet Pea’s Kitchen–Christina’s always got the best sweet treats!

  12. I’m not crazy about marmalade, but these cookies sound and look delicious! I am definitely going to try these.

  13. Who doesn’t love marmalade. And you shouldn’t worry about the presentation, I think it looks wonderful. Its making me hungry lol.

  14. Marmalade can be a tricky one to set. If you really want to make the effort you can empty it out of the jars, re boil it and then re pot into sterilised jars. Having said that, it sounds like you are doing some wonderful things with what youΒ΄ve got, so maybe itΒ΄s not worth it! How about some sort of whisky and marmalade cake, or even vbetter – a whisky and marmalde cocktail!

  15. nrhatch says:

    Yummy! Love marmalade.

  16. I’ve got some of those jars myself. Followed my recipe, tested it (fine) and then realised after I had sealed them all they were like water. So annoying. I keep meaning to make a cake, but maybe the cookies would be better suited.

  17. Rachel says:

    You can put some grated horseradish (trust me, really!) in your marmalade and make a killer sauce/marinade for chicken or for grilling shrimp. Mmmm!

  18. Hmm…these look tasty. I’ll have to give them a try. Now, to figure out the difference between jam, jelly and marmalade…

  19. eva626 says:

    these are my parents’ kinda cookies!…move over ‘ sandies’ pecan short bread cookies’ cause these will take over if my parents ever find out about them

  20. Sara says:

    This makes me wish I had made some marmalade this winter! I love the idea!

  21. SimpleP says:

    In the glass art world, we always say that handmade items aren’t perfect, they’re rustic. These are beautiful handmade cookies with rustic icing πŸ™‚ Nice!

  22. JamieAnne says:

    I like to use marmalade as a glaze for chicken or pork. πŸ™‚ these look lovely.

  23. Yuri says:

    I hate wasting food so I’m glad to see you found a great way to use your marmalade. Love the frosting, looks scrumptious!

  24. There are some really great ideas here for you to use up the balance of your marmalade and your cookies look outstanding!
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  25. Christina says:

    These looks great!!! πŸ˜€ I am so glad that you enjoyed them. I have to try to make my own orange marmalade. I am waiting to see that marmalade cocktail…sounds delicious! πŸ™‚

  26. Yes! And oh no! You might be beating me to posting a marmalade martini… πŸ˜› I’ll keep my eyes peeled.

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