Thursday, April 5

Fruity Flavored Jelly Bean Cookies

     Today I just have a quick post on a fun and simple cookie project that I wanted to try.  A while ago I was wondering if Kool-Aid could be used to color and flavor icing so I decided to give it a try on some fruity jelly bean cookies.  It turns out Kool-Aid works pretty well to color icing even if it doesn't taste much like jelly beans. The taste is more tangy like Nerds candy.  You can make the icing taste a bit like Sweet Tarts if you add too much Kool-Aid or Sour Patch Kids if you really add too much Kool-Aid.

   These are super simple cookies to make.  I don't have a jelly bean cookie cutter so I used half a jelly bean plastic egg to cut the cookies and then I didn't even bother with piping bags and just spread the icing with a small spatula.  If you want to give this a try sometime be sure to start by adding just a little bit of Kool-Aid to the icing and work your way up to taste.   I started with about 1/8 of a tsp or so in about a 1/4 of a cup of icing and went from there.  If you want a more vibrant color you can always add more food coloring to the mix.

I hope you're enjoying your Easter preparations!