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24 March, 2018

Easter Cookie Recipe

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This Easter Cookie recipe has a surprise inside: a jelly bean baked right into the cookie.

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp vanilla, divided
  • 1 1/2 of cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 25 jelly beans
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp of milk
  • Pastel food coloring

 

Instructions

Cookie instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.

Cream butter, 3/4 cup confectioners sugar and 1 Tbsp of vanilla on low-speed.

Sift flour and salt together in a separate bowl.

Using your hands, gradually combine the flour mixture into the butter mixture until the dough is fully blended and holds together.

Press a jelly bean into 1 Tbsp of dough and roll into a ball.

Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake until the dough is set but not yet browned (approximately 12 minutes).

Cool on a wire rack.


Icing instructions:

Combine the remaining 1 cup of confectioners sugar, vanilla and milk in a bowl.

Blend until smooth.

Divide the icing into 4 bowls.

Color each bowl of icing with a different pastel color.

Stick a toothpick into the center of a cookie and dip it completely into the icing.

Set the cookie on wax paper to harden.

Remove toothpick and repeat for each cookie.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

 

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