Very good - Got this recipe from an old Wisconsin Gas Cookbook from the 50's - decided to give them a whirl and glad I did.
I just made these for our annual Christmas cookie making that we do for gifts. I made the mistake of using 3/4 Cup of powdered sugar (I was reading another recipe oops), so I added 3/4 Cup of white sugar not knowing how it turn out as well as another 1/4 cup of flour. I also chilled the dough for about 10 minutes. They ended up turning out very well. I used the lime jello to make green christmas trees and they were delicious. I will try this with a cherry or something for the red. My kids loved them too! I will definitely be making these every year from now on!
This recipe did what I needed-- gave me good, red cookies for Christmas trays. Done in 5-7 minutes (yes, I burnt the first pan even with all the warnings given in other reviews). I used Cherry jello and the flavor was stronger than I thought- but still good. Need to refrigerate the dough between putting batches in the oven- mine got too soft and the last pans had much bigger cookies (oozed out of the press).
I had high hopes for these, since I'd had them when I was young. I used cherry Jell-O with almond flavoring. The dough tasted great, but when these cooked, the flavor was minimal. I used a manual press and could not get them to stick to the pan (yes, that was me), so I cut 1/4" coins. The first batch charred to a crisp after 8 minutes; I lowered the temp to 375 and cooked for 5 minutes and they came out okay. This recipe makes a ton of cookies; I still have dough left.
These came out pretty good. The dough was a little too stiff for my SuperShooter, but I'm sure with a manual cookie press they would be fine. I used orange jello and the color didn't really show up at all. You can taste a very light orange flavor and this is a nice change. I'd like to try these again with a red flavor to see how they come out. Thanks!
This recipe was fine. It came to my attention because someone was posting in the Community Forum, asking for help because the dough would not stick to their baking sheet. I cross referenced this spritz cookie recipe with another one I've used successfully in the past and added 3T. of milk to this one and substituted the vanilla with almond extract. I couldn't really taste the fruit flavoring much, but it gave the cookies a fun, light tint.
I also made this recipe when it first appeared in the ads. Wild strawberry rosettes were my favorite. I sprinkled them with additional jello powder for decoration. I also rolled the dough into refrigerator (icebox) cookies, then rolled the rolls in additional jello powder for decoration. Lime and strawberriy cookies in combination were a hit at Christmas. This time I made these in the blue jello color. Actually quite pretty and the kids loved them! Wish I'd had them at 4th of July!