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Jelly Bean Cookie Bites Recipe! When Easter comes around, I instantly crave jelly beans of all shapes, colors, and sizes. There is just something about this time of year, perhaps it's the spring flowers starting to bloom, but I have to have them! Put a jelly bean on a sugar cookie with sprinkles and I AM SOLD. Hence today's recipe!

Jelly Bean Cookie Bites Recipe

Put a jelly bean on a sugar cookie with sprinkles and I AM SOLD. Hence why I created these Jelly Bean Cookies Bites!


  • 1 cup granulated sugar plus 1/3 cup
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter- softened at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Rainbow nonpareil's sprinkles
  • 24 Jellybeans


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup of sugar.  Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated.
  • Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.  Add the remaining flour mixture and mix well.
  • Cover and chill the dough for 15 minutes for easier handling.
  • Pour 1/3 cup of sugar into a shallow bowl.  Shape the chilled cookie dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the granulated sugar.
  • Place the sugar-coated cookie dough balls on the lined cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. (The dough will not expand much as this recipe was adapted from a thumbprint cookie recipe).
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
  • Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to completely cool.
  • While the cookies are cooling, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Combine the powdered sugar and milk in a small mixing bowl.  Stir until a think glaze forms.
  • Dip the tops of each cookie into the glaze and place back on the lined cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle with the rainbow nonpareil's and place one jellybean on top of each cookie.