1/16/09

Jello Cookies - Raspberry

Earlier this week I had an urge to make cookies. I had been looking through some files and saw a recipe for a raspberry cookie which lead to me thinking about the cookies Grandmothers tended to make about 20 years ago that involved a package of jello. I posted a recipe for my readers below but mentioned that it wasn't the one I was going to make.

Here is the one I did make. They went together quick and easy and the dough was great to work with. I pressed them lightly with a glass dipped in red sugar and then stamped them each quickly with a little star design. They are not something I would typically make, as sugar cookies and fruity flavored cookies don't go over well in our household, but for households that love sugar cookies or if you are making a platter of cookies and need a colorful variety, this is a keeper.

Jello Cookies

3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 small box Jell-O (I used sugar free raspberry)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*I used some almond extract as well to bring out the raspberry flavor
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
granulated sugar

In large bowl, cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar together with electric mixer. Add eggs, almond, vanilla extract and Jello; mix well. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on greased cooking sheet and flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees F for 9 to 10 minutes.
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