I made these for Christmas and they were a hit. Everyone loved the colours! They are not the most flavourful cookies, and are slightly tart. To mask this I halved marchino cherries and pressed them into the center of the cookies. It turned out great, and made the cookies even more pleasing to the eye! Also, as for preperation, I found the flour on the baking sheet to be unnecissary, as a good coat of pam did the job wonderfully, and was less work. :) When balling the cookies, instead of using a fork in flour, I patted the cookies down with my finger. This worked very well, and the cookies looked a little better without the flour remains from the fork. Overall a GREAT recipe; very unique! I will definetly make this one again at the hollidays. Thanks for sharing!
These were great! What a wonderful idea! I made 3 batches over the weekend to give as little gifts and for the kids to have for snacks. They just loved them. I am definitley going to make them again. I think it was a little hot in the kitchen so I had to put them in the fridge for about 10 minutes before I could roll them.
Awesome cookies. I used strawberry jello and added chopped white chocolate.
Not sure what to say about this recipe. I was excited to come across it and try it, but so very disappointed in the results...the cookies are so bland and boring. Not really anything wrong with them, it's just that they aren't anything special and I doubt if I'll make them again. I followed the recipe exactly.
These are the greatest cookies ever. I used all butter, tropical punch jello and added a package of tropical fruit punch Kool-Aid. Everyone at work wants the recipe. Rock on! -d
I made these for my students' recital tomorrow. I took Chef 903399's advice and added the packet of Kool Aid and made my 1/2 cup of sugar heaping. Mine were very tart. I might even add more sugar next time. I made Cherry/Fruit Punch ones and Lemon/Lemonade ones. I rolled them in sugar and used a glass with a pretty design on the bottom to flatten them. They turned out very nice. I'm sure my piano students will like them. Thanks!
I tried to make these more adult since I have no kids so... Using lemon-flavoured Jell-O, I lowered sugar to 1/3 cup, replaced vanilla with 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and added orange zest. I rolled each individual cookie (40x) into sugar before flattening them. Even with all these alterations, the flavour was still quite weak. Walnuts probably would have made a wonderful addition. Although moist and tender after baking them for 10 minutes, they were much too oily. I cannot even imagine greasing the cookie sheet. I wouldn't make these again.
This should be called "Jell-O/Kool-Aid Cookies". Having read through most of the reviews before we ventured into the kitchen, I noticed a lot of complaints about the lack of tart/zing in the fruit flavor. I have a recipe for a rainbow angel food cake where you add Kool-Aid packets to the batter, and the result was always VERY tart and fruity, so I had this idea for these cookies, and highly recommend it: Add one packet of Kool-Aid to this recipe, and increase sugar by a few more tbsp's. You will then get all the fruity goodness this recipe is lacking. We decided to match up our flavors (Lime Jello=Lemon/Lime Kool-Aid) but I suppose you could come up with some flavor combinations mixing/matching. Maybe try fruit punch Kool-Aid with Margarita Jello, etc? Anyway, hope this helps - these certainly didn't last long around our fruity house!
My mom made these years ago. She always used an extra box of jello to sprinkle the cookies before they went into to the oven. This seemed to add just enough tart and extra flavor. You can also mix flavor or create rainbows.
These were great. I made these for my daughters class and heard rave reviews. Her teacher even asked for the recipe. These cookies can have so many variations. Thanks for posting!