Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Jello Cookies

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I'm just going to come out and say it: these are the funnest cookies to make! I had so much fun making these cookies and trying the different flavors. Despite telling Cati multiple times the cookies were for my sister's baby shower, it was really hard to get Cati to show some restraint when she knew jello and fun colors were involved. The best part is that the cookies actually taste like the flavor you use. I made three colors (berry blast, raspberry, and grape) instead of four and simply added 1/2 Tbsp of jello to each dough section. The only flavor I had to add coloring to was the grape flavor. Seriously though, and especially if you have kids, make these cookies!

Jello Cookies
Source: I Heart Nap Time

3.5 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1.5 cups salted butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
4 (3 oz) pkg jello You can use any flavors you want

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.
Divide dough into 4 sections. Sprinkle 2 Tb of jello onto each section. Knead together with dough. You may want to add a few drops of food coloring to make the dough more vibrant.

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.

Bake 8 to 10 min at 350 on lined baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets 2 min. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.
Stephanie

1 comment:

Emily said...

Sounds like fun! I'll have to make these with Julianna very soon :)