Jelly Bean Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Yields about 12 cookies.
Prep time: >10 minutes
Cook time: 8 – 10 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy. Stir in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, mix the baking powder, salt and flour together. Gradually add to the egg/butter mixture and stir to combine. Form a dough disc with your hands. The mixture will be rather crumbly, but don’t worry, it comes together. If you want, add a bit of water to moisten it. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour.
  3. Once chilled, place dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll out with a rolling pin to about 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using an Easter egg cookie cutter. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet. Carefully press about 7 – 8 jelly beans into the cookies, at least an inch apart.
  4. Bake for about 8 – 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool on a wire cooling rack. Add a few dots of cookie icing for additional color and enjoy!

Nutritional information per cookie:

Calories: 170
Fat: 5 grams
Carbohydrates: 31 grams
Fiber: >1 gram
Protein: 2.4 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 4

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