Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cherry Jell-O Cookies

If the color of these cookies doesn't shout Valentines, I don't know what does!

These vibrant cookies get their festive hue from cherry Jell-O. The Jell-O gives these cookies a unique but tasty flavor that's a welcome change from your standard cookie. Both kids and adults will enjoy these!

 As I mentioned, the color of the dough is quite something.

 The Jell-O powder is divided and a part of it is mixed with sugar for rolling.

 Roll your neon balls into the sugar mixture to coat.
Place on a cookie sheet and press with the tines of a fork to make a criss-cross pattern.
Decorate with sprinkles if desired and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Drizzle with a mixture of powdered sugar and milk, if desired. And then, enjoy!

Cherry Jell-O Cookies

1 pkg. (3 oz.) Cherry or Strawberry JELL-O Gelatin, divided
1-3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk


Reserve 1 Tbsp. dry gelatin mix.
In a medium bowl, combine remaining dry gelatin mix with flour and baking powder, set aside.

Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add granulated sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each addition. Shape dough into balls, roll in sugar mixture and place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with tines of a fork to make a crisscross pattern.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 1 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Whisk 2 cups powdered sugar, reserved gelatin mix and 2 Tablespoons milk until blended; spread or drizzle onto cookies. Top with sprinkles


Shauna said...

Wish I had kids at home to eat the cookies when I make them.

Stephanie Johnson said...

Oh my goodness your blog is dangerous! This are adorable and so creative. Next on my recipe list, for sure! Newest follower:)


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