Somewhere I saw a post--sorry I don't remember who it was--telling about these great sugar cookies that use different flavors of jello in the dough. You sprinkle them with coordinating colored sugar. Does anyone have a recipe and have any of you tried them?
I make these at least once a week .... I can't recall the recipe (it's at the shop) but there is jello in the dough; I scoop them out using a cookie scoop then flatten with the bottom of a glass that has been dipped in jello powder. Super easy, and the dealership luvs 'em. A great Christmas cookie .. the powdered jello on top gives it a great holiday 'zing' taste.
Thanks so much for the answers. I will try them ASAP.
I don't remember who posted these (sorry), but they are YUMMMMMMY!
Grandma Esplins Pastel Cookies
1 large package of your favorite flavor Jello
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 2/3 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Cup Shortening
1 teaspoon salt
Cream together the shortening, jello powder, and sugar, until fluffy. Add in baking soda, salt and eggs. Mix until creamy and smooth. Add in the flour.
Cover and let chill for about an hour.
Roll out and cut into your favorite shapes, and place on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, or until edges are just turning brown.
You can also bake them using this method(the way grandma did): roll a small ball in your hands and place on the cookie sheet. Dip a flat bottomed glass into sugar and then press the cookie to about 1/4 inch thick and bake.
It's Momkiksbutt's recipe, here is the link.
Ok, I remembered to bring the recipe home. It came out of a Kraft Food and Family magazine.
3.5 cups of flour
1.0 tsp baking powder
1.5 cups butter or margarine (I use margarine)
1 cups sugar
2 4-oz box of gelatin, divided (any flavor .. I luv the cherry!)
1 tsp vanilla
Mix wet ingredients; add baking powder; add one box of the gelatin; add flour. Scoop out (I use a #24 scoop) and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten with a glass that has been dipped in gelatin powder (the 2nd box of gelatin). Bake at 400 until they just start to turn brown around the edges (8-10 minutes). I get about 30 out of this batch when using the #24 scoop.
In a comm'l convection oven, I bake them at 300 degrees until just starting to slightly brown on the edges. No idea how long ... I take 'em out when they look right.