Tuesday, July 10, 2012

JELL-O Cookies

I saw these Jell-O Cookies on pinterest and decided to make them to take with us on the Fourth of July.  Here is the original site that I followed. I put Lucas in for his nap and Kalen and I had Mommy son time making and playing with our Jell-O cookies.  Since we were making these cookies to take and share Kalen got a separate batch to play with before we baked them.  He really enjoyed making the cookies with Mommy.  I will post the recipe at the bottom after pictures.  I am sure these will become a favorite to make in our house since there are so many flavors to try out.
The cookies turned out great, I didn't really know what to expect.  They were definitely different, but good.  It's crazy because the cookies taste fruity from the Jello and I think you just expect a suagr cookie taste. I used Berry Blue, Lemon, Cherry, and Cherry Lemonade Jell-O.
Mixing the Flour and Baking Powder

Dumping the sugar in

Kneading playing with the dough

So Proud

Testing his creation

Lucas approves

Our Red, White, and Blue Jell-O cookies (Cherry, Lemon, and Berry Blue Jell-0 flavors)

*3.5 Cups of Flour
*1 tsp Baking Powder
*1.5 cups salted butter-softened
*1 cup sugar
*1 egg
*1 tsp Vanilla
* 4 pkgs of Jell-O (you pick your flavors)

  1. Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  2. Divide dough into 4 sections. Sprinkle 2 Tb of jello onto each section. Knead together with dough. You can add food coloring to make the colors bolder.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in the extra jello from the packets. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of bowl.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 min at 350 on lined baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets 2 min. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.

This makes about 2 dozen cookies.  I had more because my cookie balls were not the same size.