Recipe by CrystalRN
From food and family magazine. A good cookie for the kids to make using those boxes of jello that never get made. Do not overbake!
Top Review by louellar8839
Misread the recipe and put both boxes of Jell-O in the dough. Tasted Great, not too much cherry flavor, just right! NOTE: 400 degrees is too hot. Reduce temp to 375 for 12 minutes for a 1" ball of dough which spreads into a 2-1/2 - 3" cookie. Don't forget to press each dough ball down with a flat bottom glass which has been buttered and dipped in sugar each time. Bake on parchment paper and when cookies are done, slide each onto a cooling rack to cool. Store in tight container to keep soft. Lucy in TN
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 cups butter or 1 1⁄2 cups margarine, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 (3 ounce) packagesjell-o brand gelatin, any flavor, divided
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- PREHEAT oven to 400°F
- Mix flour and baking powder; set aside.
- Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy.
- Gradually add sugar and 1 pkg. of the dry gelatin, beating until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
- Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended after each addition.
- SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls.
- Place, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheets.
- Flatten with bottom of clean glass.
- Sprinkle with remaining dry gelatin.
- BAKE 8 to 10 minute or until edges are lightly browned.
- Remove from baking sheets to wire racks.
- Cool completely.
- Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.