Recipe by bballtrish
This recipe came from a magazine page in Good Housekeeping, and I remember making them in the early '80's with my mom, so this recipe is at least that old. I've made this with several different Jell-o flavors and they've all been good. If you have trouble handling the dough in the cookie press chill it a bit.
- 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 cups butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 (3 ounce) packagejell-o gelatin, any flavor
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- additional Jello gelatin, to sprinkle with (or other cookie decorations)
Directions See How It's Made
- Sift flour with baking powder.
- Cream butter.
- Gradually add sugar and gelatin, cream well after each addition.
- Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
- Gradually add flour mixture, mixing after each addition until smooth.
- Use cookie press to process dough, droping onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Sprinkle with Jell-o or decorate as desired.
- Bake at 400 degrees, about 13 or 14 minutes, or until golden brown at edges.
- This can vary depending on your oven, in mine these will be done in about 6-8 minutes- to be sure keep an eye on the first sheet to go in so they don't burn.
- Store in loosely covered container.
- Makes about 5 dozen cookies.