Monday, April 18, 2011

Jelly Bean Cookies


I had to make these Jelly Bean Cookies when I saw them on In Katrina's Kitchen.  Jelly beans in cookies...brilliant!  Mine are a might bit homley looking, but darn tasty.  A nice mix of chewy and crisp textures.

I totally put in too many jelly beans.  It was a combination of being stuck in chocolate mode where more is better and not wanting any jelly bean leftovers....because of course I would be compelled to nosh the leftovers.  :)  I adjusted the recipe to a more reasonable jelly bean amount.  ;)  Less is more in this case.

So many choices of jelly beans in the seasonal display....I went with Hawaiian Punch personally.  Real fruit juice equals healthy right? Ehehehehehe.


Jelly Bean Cookies

1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup jelly beans

Blend together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until creamy.  Mix in egg and vanilla.  Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt.  Fold in jelly beans.  Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

40 comments:

  1. Oh wow what a creative idea! My son would love these!!!

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  2. These look very tasty..I have to say I am not buying jelly beans that often because I just keep eating until they are gone:))I have to bake these cookies they look too cool!
    Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe!

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  3. Your cookies look festive and tasty, not homely!

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  4. wow. It's like cookies and candies! So colorful too.

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  5. I never saw jelly beans in cookies! Such a great idea! Looks delicious :).

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  6. I'm so glad you made my recipe! Weren't they yummy?! I loved the fruity flavor surprise in each bite.

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  7. What a great idea! I bet these came out great, love your blog and am now a follower :)

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  8. Homely? No way! Look at all of those fun colors! I love this idea :) The question is, do you mix the flavors, or separate them so the cookies are specifically flavored!

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  9. That's so funny that you posted this! I have a huge bag of sour jelly beans on my counter and just yesterday I was thinking about putting them in a cookie. Good to know i'm not the only crazy one out there.

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  10. Too many jelly beans? No such thing! These look sinfully amazing. What a perfect Easter treat!

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  11. How clever! I would never have thought to put jelly beans in cookies but I bet it is really tasty! Great idea and these look delish!

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  12. I'm going to put these on my to bake list, I love jelly beans and they're so cute. x

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  13. Such a festive idea for this week...I may need to pick up a few jelly beans :)

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  14. That Katrina is full of creativity!! These sound so good. I love jelly beans and I can't imagine them in a cookie...but I'm sure they are amazing!

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  15. So cute! I never thought of doing that before, but it's such a great idea!

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  16. These look delicious and very festive! I have a bag of starburst jelly beans here and might just have to make these!

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  17. Go you! Jelly beans cookies to get into the season. :D

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  18. Good idea! This is the first cookie recipe I've ever seen with jelly beans, pretty darn cool. And they look great!

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  19. i never would have thought to put jelly beans in cookies! reminds me of my grandma's gumdrop cookies...mmmm

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  20. Brilliant, twice now I see you use candies in unusual ways. Yes I would think less is more here, very cute

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  21. This is the first time I've seen jelly beans in cookies. Just fantastic! I'll have to make them for my girls: they'd be a sensation.

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  22. Oh, no! I read the post and was expecting chocolate and then there's no chocolate in your recipe. I'm so sad. *smile*

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  23. So easy to whip up and looks yummy!

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  24. what a great idea! just in time for Easter! :)

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  25. Happy Easter! Very creative :)

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  26. I am so going to try this and lots of others of your recipe. looks great!

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  27. I love these~! I saw them on Katrina's site as well and now I am definitely motivated to make them :-)
    Thanks!!

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  28. Awesome! I would've never thought of that. Great way to use up excess jellies! :)

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  29. Holy bagolie.......Jelly beans in cookies!!!! Holler!!! I am a fan!!!

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  30. What a fun way to use up leftover jelly beans after Easter! Those cookies are going to be a hit at my house.

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  31. These cookies are so cute and perfect for Easter! What a creative idea to add jelly beans to the cookies. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me for spring!

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  32. I need to make some sort of jelly bean dessert considering my fiance is OBSESSED with jelly beans! These look so cute :)

    Sues

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  33. Yummy, jelly beans are my favourite lolly! I am going to have to make them too!
    I always go overboard with toppings, more is better.

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  34. Yummo and Brilliant! Have not seen this before and perfect for this time of year!!

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  35. I never had a jelly cookie before. This is recipe I will try for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. What a cool idea...bet they taste great :)

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  37. These look so good and colorful!

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  38. Jelly beans IN cookies?!?! Wow these are probably sooooooo good!!

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