Yayyyy, Easter cookies! They'll suit all your jelly bean/cookie loving needs. What a perfect combination. I stumbled up this recipe last week on Alli 'n Son's blog. She hosts Sweet Tooth Friday every week which I would like to participate in soon. But not with this recipe..because it's hers. These turned out very well! They have rolled oats in them, so they turned out to be a fluffly, oatmeal cookie with a slightly fruity flavor.
I'm super pumped about making Easter treats this year. This is the first of three to come, so keep checking back!
Makes 36 cookies.
Bake time: 1o-12 minutes
- 1 c unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
- 2/3 c white granulated sugar
- 2/3 c light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 c all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 c rolled oats
- 1 1/2 c jelly beans (one 10 oz bag)
Feel free to skip past the picture demonstration to get straight to the listed directions.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two large baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
Cream together the softened butter, light brown sugar, and white granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Add the eggs, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk together until combined.
Slowly mix in the flour and rolled oats.
Next open up a bag of your fave kind of jellybeans. I just discovered Jolly Rancher jellybeans, and they are my new favorite. Starburst being my second favorite. You'll need 1 1/2 c for this recipe.
Pour the jellybeans into the large bowl of cookie batter. Use a wooden spoon to fold the jellybeans into the cookie dough until incorporated.
Drop the dough by the spoonful onto a greased cookie sheet, spacing 2 in apart. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Mine took 11-12 minutes for each batch. The cookies don't change much in color from raw dough to baked.
Remove from the oven and let the cookies sit in the pan for 1 additional minute. Carefully transfer to a cooling rack.
The cookies are nice and colorful on the bottom :)
Enjoy with a glass of milk!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two large cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cream together the softened butter and both sugars in a large bowl. Add the eggs to the bowl and whisk until combined. Stir in the vanilla extract, baking powder, and baking soda, and salt. Slowly mix in flour and oats. Fold jelly beans into the batter until evenly incorporated.
- Drop spoonfuls of batter 2 inches apart on the greased cookies sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes of until the edges are a light golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to sit in baking pan for 1 additional minute. Carefully transfer cookies to a cooking rack.
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