Fruity Spritz Cookies made with Jell-O

"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."
 
Fruity Spritz Cookies made with Jell-O created by Karen..
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1hr 13mins
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  • 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.
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  1. JHOmade
    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.
     
  2. LDSMom128
    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!
     
  3. didyb
    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).
     
  4. LGRM1
    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.
     
  5. Karen..
    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!
     
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