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!
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 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?
Now...it'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?)!