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!