When I saw this recipe in a Betty Crocker cookbook I was somewhat skeptical, but when I found a box of orange jello in my cupboard (I usually don't buy it and couldn't remember what I had it for) I decided to give it a try,. I was quite surprised and pleased with the results. I decided to top them and make orange coconut cookies, and not only did they taste nice and buttery (I used butter), the icing and coconut made them look quite pretty and very festive for the holidays. You can use any flavor jello you like (the reason I guess they are called "colorful") and any topping -- coconut, sprinkles, chiopped nuts, candied cherries, colored sugar -- the sky's the limit. I made them with orange jello, and dipped them right after icing into coconut.