Wednesday, September 5, 2012

strawberry jello cookies

I made some Strawberry Jello Cookies with my little guy. He loves to roll the cookie balls in sugar. He feels so important, concentrating by sticking his tiny tongue out the side of his mouth. I wanted to add a bit more to the cookies, so I dipped them in Mint Chocolate. If I made these again, I think I would do Raspberry or Lime.

Recipe from {}

1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 – 3oz. pkg of Jell-O ( I used raspberry, orange, lemon and lime flavors…but my very favorites are raspberry and lime)
Cream the above ingredients.  Add:
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream the eggs and vanilla into the sugar mixture.  Add:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Mix well.  The dough will be fairly soft, but not sticky.  You don’t need to refrigerate the dough before rolling.  I like to use a scoop to make my cookies more uniform in size. 
Pre-heat oven to 400°.  Roll dough into 1″ to 1 1/4″ balls and then roll in a bowl with about 1/2 cup of granulated sugar in it, completely covering the exterior of the dough ball.  Place on the pan about 2″ apart.  Using a flat-bottomed glass (or bowl) press the dough to about a 3/8″ thickness. 

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