Easter is early this year and the stores were full of candy, bunnies, chocolate, baskets, and eggs before Valentine’s Day was over. I have a major weakness for jelly beans and I love the Starburst flavored ones, so I immediately grabbed two bags as soon as I saw them at Target! I can eat them by the handful, but I also wanted to make something special with them. For Valentine’s Day I made Candy Corn Cookies, so those inspired me to make Starburst Jelly Bean Cookies! I found a great recipe at alli ‘n sons, but I modified it using Starburst jelly beans, and they turned out amazing! I love having the delicious cherry, orange, strawberry, lemon, green apple, and grape flavors in each cookie and each bite is a little different! I was watching Aubrey’s boys the day I made them and all the kids loved them! Her son Hayden said, “These are really good. Are you putting these on the website because I am going to want to make them!” What a sweetheart! Then we went over to our friend’s house that night and I took a bag of Starburst Jelly Bean Cookies. They were a hit over there too! I am surprised that I did not eat any jelly beans while I was making the cookies, but I definitely ate my fair share of cookies. They are addictive! Tonight we are going to another friend’s house and I am taking a bag there too. I can’t have all of these cookies at my house because I will eat too many. Starburst Jelly Bean Cookies are a great way to use the yummy little candies and are perfect for Easter!
- 1 cup butter softened
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
- 14 oz bag Starburst Jelly Beans chopped in pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray and set aside
- In a large bowl, mix together butter and sugars until smooth and creamy
- Add egg, baking soda, baking powder, salt and vanilla and mix well
- Slowly mix in flour and oats
- Stir in jelly beans (Dough will be stiff)
- Drop spoonfuls of batter about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are just turning to a light golden brown (I did 8 minutes and they were perfect for me)
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