Thursday, March 8, 2012

Jelly Bean Cookies

Jelly beans anyone?  This cookie merges two classic treats into one.   Easy-peasy for sure, and oh, so cute!
I had to include black jelly beans because they are my all-time favorite! Notice how there are no actual black jelly beans left:) That's because I picked them all out (there's never enough black ones!) and ate every last one of them as soon as I brought the bag home!

Before I started these I searched the internet to see if I could find jelly bean cookies. Initially, I could only find cookies that baked the jelly beans into the cookie. Finally, I found some cute, little jelly bean cookies at The Decorated Cookie:)  I should have known that Meaghan would come up with this cute cookie idea! It was obvious that I saw these cookies long ago because I commented on the post, but I was happy to have my memory refreshed:)

I have a petit four cutter set from Ateco which has a bean shaped cutter. How lucky is that? The cutter is 1.5-inch, which makes for a nice size two-bite jelly bean cookie. Of course it can be eaten it one bite, if you prefer.

This cookie is a sugar cookie/royal icing combo.

As you can see it's a super simple cookie, especially since I already had the bean shaped cutter. If you don't have such a cutter, I'm sure any small oval shape would work, or small half-circle. It's a pretty simple shape to improvise.

Procedure:
I used a #4 tip to outline and fill the cookie with the royal icing.  The royal icing was not too thick and not too thin in order to fill the cookie with the icing right after outlining it.  I let the cookies dry for a short while and then added the white detail with the #2 tip.

These are fast, fun cookies to make, and I love them!

 Put them in jars or cellophane bags tied with a pretty ribbon and they'd make a great gift/favor.

ENJOY!!!

Linked to:
  I'm Lovin' it Fridays
Inspiration Friday 
Sweet Treats Thursday 
Weekend Wrap Up Party 
Sweets for a Saturday 
Do Something Crafty Friday  
Saturday Seven Party
Sweet Indulgences Sunday 
Crazy Sweet Tuesday 
Wednesday's Wowzers 

65 comments:

  1. Haha when I saw this post title, I immediately thought "Jelly beans baked into cookies??? That's brilliant!!" Not gonna lie, I was a little disappointed when I saw I was wrong. BUT still a cute recipe :D

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    1. I'll have to try that kind of jelly bean cookie next:)

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  2. These are adorable, perfect for easter too :)

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  3. Love!! I forgot about those... TWO years ago? Time so flies. (And wow, my photography was even worse back then.) Thanks so much for mentioning moi!

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    1. Actually, the original post was THREE years ago!

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  4. Adorable!!!! I'll totally send you all my blacks!!!

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  5. so cute sue! and my dad loves the black jelly beans too...and so does my 7 year old (go figure!)

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  6. Adoable! I love these bite size treats and I also love the black ones.

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    1. Black jelly bean lovers unite! :)

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  7. So cute! You can have all of my black jelly beans. I'll take your red. :)

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  8. Aa! I need to just start making all of your cookies on this site! These are perfect for Easter baskets or other gifts!

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  9. These cookies are too adorable, Sue! You are so creative and talented! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment:)

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  10. They're so cute and colourful! Just like the candy jelly beans! :D

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  11. These are super cute Sue. I have to tell you that we always THROW AWAY the black jelly beans! Next time I'll have to ship you our extras ;-) Super cute cookies!!!

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  12. These are too cute! We always pitch the black jelly beans...come over and you can have your fill!

    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

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  13. Adorable! I would love for you to link up to Do Something Crafty Friday: http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/03/do-something-crafty-30/

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  14. Oh my stinkin' word! How cute! Eewww on the black jelly beans though! :)

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    1. Thanks for your comment, but the black ones ARE the best;)

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  15. So simple and so cute! But I thought that my hubby was the only person on earth that actually liked black jelly beans. We all have our favorites ... I eat all the red ones, then orange ...

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  16. So, so cute! I love them! I'd like to invite you to share them at Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2012/03/sweet-indulgences-sunday-46.html

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    1. Thanks for the comment and invite. I'll be there:)

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  17. wow You are a genius! They are just so adorable!

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  18. These are the cutest! I haven't had a jelly bean cookie ever and I can't remember when I ate jelly beans last ;)

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    1. Thanks, Paula! I think you need to eat some jelly beans:)

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  19. These are so cute, Sue. I love how you've put them in the bowl of jelly beans too. Looks fab.

    Also, just wanted to let you know that I've hit you up with a link to your blog back on my blog. Your blog and work is fantastic so definitely link worthy! :)

    -Lisa.

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  20. So cute! I love these :) I'll save my black jelly beans for you. Yuck!

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    1. Thank you! I should have a boatload of black ones by now;)

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  21. Sue you are so amazing! I don't know how you do it. Every single cookie you make is a piece of art! I wish you lived closer - I'd pay you to make me cookies!

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    1. Thanks Erin! I'd love to be your neighbor:)

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  22. You must have SO much patience. Each cookie is absolutely perfect!

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    1. Not really; I just enjoy it:) Thank you, Kristen!

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  23. Well if looking (and eating) these doesn't bring a smile to one's face...well I don't know what would! Very cute, bright and perfect for spring.

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  24. These are so, so cute! I would love a handful of them. You could even flavor some of mine with anise for licorice jelly beans!

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    1. Thank you, Jacqueline! I actually thought of making some black ones flavored with anise(the royal icing, at least), after these were already made:)

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  25. THESE are GREAT!!!!! I would love to have you share this at my link party! New Follower here!
    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/03/baby-burp-cloths.html

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  26. These are so cute!! I have naked ones waiting on a cookie sheet in the kitchen! Love that you used actual jelly beans in your photo!

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  27. Wow. These are beyond incredible, Sue!! You always have the most fantastic ideas! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  28. These look AMAZING!!!! Would love it if you shared at a party we are hosting today!

    Thanks!
    Cari
    twosasters.com

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