Jelly Bean Cookies with Matching Favor Box

Bake these adorable Jelly Bean Easter cookies and package them in a DIY favor box for a lovely little gift for the kids' baskets this easter.


Ingredients:

For the Cookies:

dough

frosting

1-inch oval (or Easter egg) cookie cutter*

1 disposable frosting bag, coupler and rubber band for each color (plus one for white)

size "4" tips for each color

size "2" tip for the white

any frosting colors, including white

*For a cutter this small, you may need to buy a fondant cutter. My cutter is the smallest in an an Easter egg set.

*Need a cookie dough or frosting recipe? Get one from the Decorated Cookie.

For the Favor Box:

color printer

8 1/2 x 11" thick, white cardstock or photo paper

small cellophane favor bags

scissors

craft knife or Xacto knife

craft glue

Directions:

For the Cookies:

Prepare your cookie batter. Chill.

On a floured surface, roll out your chilled dough about 3/8" thick and use the cutter to cut out ovals. Indent one side to make a bean shape. I pressed my thumb along the side and pulled the cookie ends around my thumb using my other hand. This works best with well-chilled dough!

Place on a parchment paper-lined tray and bake about 7 minutes (or according to recipe directions). Let cool.

To Decorate Your Cookies:

Using the frosting bags, couplers and size "4" tips, make and fill frosting bags with desired colors. Tie closed with a rubber band.

Outline cookie with bean shape, fill with the same color by piping back and forth (these cookies are so small, you might only need to squeeze the frosting in one line across!), and let set about 15 minutes.

Prepare a frosting bag with size "2" tip and fill with white frosting. On top of the decorated jelly bean, pipe a small highlight with white. Let dry overnight.

For the Favor Box:

Put jelly beans in a small favor bag, fold over the edge (you can use a sticker to close if preferred), and put in a favor box (or just tie the cello bag with ribbon). If using a box, the favor bag is important because the oils from the cookie will stain paper containers.


To make the box, print the template (pdf found here). Cut out box along the outer lines and assemble according to directions.

 

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