Did you know you can make and flavor cookies using jell-o packets? This recipe makes some pretty basic sugar cookies in the flavor of your choice 🙂 This would probably be a fun thing to do with kids as well. Naturally, I tried out a ton of different flavors. They all seemed to work pretty well! The grape ones didn’t have very much color at all so I added a little bit, but the other ones turn out pretty colorful on their own. If you want them more vibrant of course you can always add more food coloring to the other flavors as well. You can also roll these in sugar or more of the jell-o mix before baking to give them a different look.
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 package (3 ounces) Jell-O gelatin, flavor of choice
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla or lemon extract
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Food coloring (optional)
- Granulated sugar for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- With an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and gelatin until soft and creamy. Add eggs, vanilla or lemon extract and if desired, food coloring, and continue beating until smooth and fluffy.
- In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking powder and gradually add to the wet ingredients beating well after each addition. The dough will be very soft but not sticky.
- Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls and then roll in granulated sugar or gelatin. Place balls 2-inches apart on baking sheet and flatten with the bottom of a bowl or cup to about 3/8-inch thickness.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes making sure not to overcook the cookies.
Recipe from Bakerette