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Jelly Bean Flower Cookies & Edible Flower Recipes

Make spring fun with the family and create these Jelly Bean Flower Cookies, plus these edible flower recipes.

Jelly Bean Flower Cookies & Edible Flowers #CreativeFoodies

Lately, I’ve really been enjoying having my kids in the kitchen with me and setting aside perfection.  It’s tiring after a while, isn’t it?  Or is it just me?

We decided to start spring off right and make some tasty sugar cookies.  I used my tried and true sugar cookie recipe, but to give them a little extra special touch, we added jelly beans.  My son and I decided to frost them and then design the jelly beans to look like flowers.  They actually turned out so cute that I had to share them.

Jelly Bean Flower Cookies & Edible Flowers #CreativeFoodies

These are perfect to make for family and friends, plus to have the kids help out.  I actually love making cookies and then packaging it and delivering them to friends and family.  We always do that around Christmas time, but what about spring?  It got me thinking that we should do that randomly throughout the year too because we could all use a little pick me up from time to time, right?

Jelly Bean Flower Cookies & Edible Flowers #CreativeFoodies

I used the Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans for these but you can really use any type that you have on hand.  I tried to stick to spring colors and use the green for the centers.  Then, I just went around with the jelly beans to create a flower.  The flower shape can also be done with a cookie cutter too using this sugar cookie recipe.

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Jelly Bean Flower Cookies

Yield: About 4 Dozen


  • 1 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup plus 2 Tbsp Milk
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour or Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Containers of White Frosting
  • 2 Packages of Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans



  1. Begin by creaming the butter, adding in the sugars, eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  2. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt, mixing well.
  3. Chill the cookie dough in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  4. Preheat the Oven to 350*.
  5. Drop tablespoon size rolled balls of dough on a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart or roll out on a floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut shapes.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes then remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to complete cooling.
  7. Once cookies are completely cooled, decorate.
  8. To decorate, spread the frosting then top in a flower design with the jelly beans.

Jelly Bean Flower Cookies & Edible Flowers #CreativeFoodies

The first batch of these that I made were gone within a day!  I ended up having to make even more, I will say my daughter probably ate half of them.  She kept coming out of the kitchen with two more in her hand.  I finally got smart and moved them.  That girl and her sweets!

Jelly Bean Flower Cookies & Edible Flowers #CreativeFoodies

Are you ready for these?  It’s time to eat up, plus check out these 10 recipes from creative food bloggers that include edible flower designs.

Jelly Bean Flower Cookies & Edible Flowers #CreativeFoodies

11 Edible Flower Recipes:

Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes from Mom Endeavors
Cupcake Flower Pot Bouquet from See Vanessa Craft
Easy Flower Patch Fudge from A Night Owl Blog
Flower Pot Cupcakes from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Gumpaste Peony from Ashlee Marie
Jelly Bean Flower Cookies from Mommy Hates Cooking
Candy Flower Sugar Cookies from Two Twenty One
Flower Oreos from Happiness is Homemade
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Flowers from Play Party Plan
No Bake Berry Cheesecakes from Strawberry Mommycakes
Fruit Flowers from The Idea Room

Happy Spring!

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