Friday, October 22, 2010

Jello Sugar Cookies

In my home, sugar cookies are usually baked  for special occasions...stars, trees and candy canes at Christmas...and hearts for Valentine's Day.  But here's a simple sugar cookie recipe that the grands enjoy anytime of the year...one that requires no icing since the dough is coloured.  The jello makes a very pale pastel cookie; if you prefer a somewhat deeper colour...add food colouring.  An added bonus is the flavour of the jello.

 
  • 3-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1-1/2 cups  butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 packages Jello (4-serving size /any flavor), divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix flour and baking powder; set aside.
  3. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy.
  4. Add sugar and 1 pkg. of the dry gelatin, beating until light and fluffy.
  5. Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
  6. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended after each addition.
  7. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  8. Dip top half of each ball into reserved gelatin crystals.
  9. Place on ungreased baking sheets...crystal side up.
  10. Flatten with bottom of clean glass...one with a design if you want a pattern.  
  11. Bake 8 to 10 min. or until edges are lightly browned.
  12. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks.
*The featured cookies were made with peach jello.

 To make cut out cookies in any shape or form...use the same recipe and roll out the dough to about 1/4" thick.  Omit the gelatin crystals on top.  They make great 'cookiegrams' for any occasion!


12 comments:

  1. Oh these look like something I want to try and most especially if you bake them often.

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  2. What an interesting recipe! Thanks!

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  3. hi, i'm karin from argentina, yuor blog is beautiful, God blesses to you.

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  4. These sound kind of fun to make. Might just have to try some.
    AMY

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  5. I love reading your blog everyday. Thank you for posting all these wonderful recipes.

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  6. Those look like great fun! Thanks!

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  7. I love the idea of flavored sugar cookies, but of course don't own all the extracts to make all the possible flavors. How cool: just use Jello instead!

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  8. What a unique sugar cookie recipe! But I've got to know ... what's the "I'll eat my shirt" all about? :)

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  9. Mellybrown...here's the story behind the 'eat my shirt' cookie...

    http://judys-front-porch.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-word.html

    and here...
    http://judys-front-porch.blogspot.com/2010/05/almost-laughable.html

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  10. My grandmother used to make red and green jello spritz cookies every Christmas in her cookie platters. Thanks for reminding me.

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  11. The cookies do look extra special, cannot wait to bake some. I wonder if the recipe will work in a cookie press?
    Thank you for sharing so many wonderful recipes.

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  12. just made these this afternoon with strawberry jello. Shared them with the neighbours who were putting out their Christmas lights! These were a great success!

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