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Jelly Bean Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
It's a family tradition for my grandmother and me to make these colorful cookies every year for the holidays. —Cheyenne Fink, Pleasantville, Pennsylvania
Jelly Bean Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup small jelly beans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until blended. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in jelly beans.
  2. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 1-1/2 in. apart onto greased or parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Test Kitchen Tip: Hold back a few jelly beans from the dough and press them into the tops of the cookies before baking. That way, you'll have a few colorful spots right on top of each cookie.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 91 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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