Monday, September 26, 2011

this is from the blog: From My Table to Yours

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 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


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

*The featured cookies were made with peach jello.

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