Friday, March 13, 2009
This recipe started from Mom. I've been making them as long as I can remember baking. I often use the big box of Jello and double.
3/4 C shortening (part butter)
1/2 C sugar
1 small (3 oz) package of Jello. Any flavor will do.
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Roll into balls and flatten with glass dipped in sugar. Or today I used a stone cookie press.
Bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
These also make great cut out cookies. Just chill the dough for a while first. I tend to make these for holidays. Green for St. Patrick's day, pink for Valentines, orange for Halloween, etc. They will bake faster though. Try 350 degrees, and keep your eye on them after 6 minutes.
Note: I just made grape for the first time, and it wasn't a great idea. Purple Jell-O plus yellow eggs makes brown cookies. Some red food die saved the day into an odd pink color, but I'd just pick another option next time.