Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 10 mins

my grandkids love these cookies..we make them at other times than Christmas..

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. cream crisco, sugar and gelatin together.
  2. beat eggs in and add almond extract.mix well.
  3. mix remaining ingredients together and add gradually to creamed mixture -- stirring well.
  4. chill dough overnight.
  5. when ready to bake, shape dough into small balls.
  6. and roll in granulated sugar.
  7. place on greased sheet.make indentation in cookie with thumb and place red cinnamon candy or quartered maraschino cherry in deperession.
  8. bake at 375* for 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

I so wanted to like this recipe, but the combination of lime, almond, and cinnamon candies just didn't work. I plan to try to manipulate the recipe to something that will work. Either leave out the jello and use more regular sugar with a bit of food coloring and add peppermint flavor instead of almond flavor, or leave the jello and try mini M&Ms or skittles for the belly buttons...

NightowlKnitter November 18, 2013