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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jelly Bean Sugar Cookies

Is there extra jelly beans hanging around your house? Have you went to the store to get some great buys on Easter candy and was able to score some jelly beans as well? Then check out this awesome recipe I found here

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • About 35 jelly beans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place butter and sugar in a medium bowl; beat with a wooden spoon until combined.
  3. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add flour, and mix until a dough forms.
  5. Scoop out level teaspoons of dough, and roll into balls (chill dough briefly if it becomes too soft to handle). Place balls on baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are firm and cookies are dry to the touch (do not let cookies color), 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven; gently press a jelly bean into center of each cookie (surface of cookies may crack slightly). Cool on sheets 1 minute; transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  8. Notes: I used my hands during the final mix, otherwise they seemed to not stick well. Also, press the jelly bean in lightly, the cookies tend to crack. I used and leveled off a teaspoon to get 35 cookies, otherwise if you make normal size cookies you will probably get about 12 -18 cookies in the batch.
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