Friday, May 7, 2010

Would You Like Dessert With That? ~ Jello Cookies

Well look at you.  You almost made it through another week!  Hey - I did too!  It was a tough week with my kiddo home sick the entire week (still home now) - that definitely calls for chocolate, doesn't it?  Why don't you get some chocolate and toast the end of the week with me!

Since this is the first Friday of the month, I like to make it Dessert Friday so the poor little non-chocolate desserts get their chance to shine!  :)  You can link up dessert recipes with or without chocolate or your usual chocolate posts.

Today I'm going to share some cookies with you that you can color to match your occasion.  The recipe came out of my Celebrating 100 Years of JELL-O that I got several years ago.  I forgot all about these cookies and remembered them on St. Patrick's Day when I was trying to think of a green dessert to make for my kiddo!  The official name is Gaiety Pastel Cookies.  Really??  You can just call 'em Jello Cookies like I do - LOL!  The fun part is that you can use any flavor of jello and get that color - I used lime for green.  The color is subtle, but sprinkling the jello on top helps enhance it.  They are yummy - like tangy sugar cookies!

Jello Cookies

3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter
1 cup sugar
1 package (4-serving size) JELL-O gelatin, any flavor
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Additional JELL-O gelatin (same flavor you used), for sprinkling

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix flour and baking powder in medium bowl.  Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer to soften.  Gradually add sugar and 1 pkg gelatin, beating until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each addition.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Place on ungreased cookie sheets.  Flatten with bottom of glass.  Sprinkle with additional gelatin.  

Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Remove from cookie sheets.  Cool on wire racks.  Store in tightly covered container,

Makes about 5 dozen cookies **(I cut the recipe in half - a little tricky with the Jello - because I didn't want that many cookies and couldn't handle using up 3 sticks of organic butter in 1 shot!)
Have you ever heard of these cookies?  What flavor/color of Jello would you use?'s your turn!  Go get (or write) those dessert or chocolate posts and bring them right back to link up!  I'm using the fun little thumbnail linky so we can see pics of the yumminess that's linked up!  I would love for you to share something, even if it's been buried in your archives - dust it off so we can get some new dessert ideas!

Have a lovely day friends - filled with chocolate and desserts (but not *too* much, OK?)!


  1. OK... can't get Mr. Linky to work so here is my link. No recipe today - just poetry.

    Never had jello cookies but love the idea.

  2. You know I love you but I'm gonna have to pass on the Jello Cookies. LOL!

    Big never been a fan of anything jello so don't take it personal size hugs to you! LOL!

    Have a great weekend my friend.

  3. Mr. Linky isn't working for me either... love the cookies though!

    ~Aubree Cherie

  4. Looks like a recipe my kids would enjoy! Mr. Linky not working on my end either...

    Cinnamon Lattes and Flourless Chocolate Cake

  5. We love Jello Cookies, particulary the fact that you can make them different colors to match the occasion!

    Here's a yummy torte - Sorbet Torte that I'd love to link today, but Mr. Linky just isn't cooperating :)

  6. I've never seen jello in cookies but I bet it just makes them taste fruity. Fun idea! Have a great weekend!

  7. Somehow I found my way here! I see some familiar faces. So nice to meet you.

    Happy Mother's Day!

    e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen} Aprons

  8. Jello cookies?!?!? Now this I have to try, might be a little healthier? No way am I giving up chocolate though!

  9. I had never thought of using jell-o in cookies...what a concept!


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