- Ready In:
- 3⁄4 cup margarine or 3/4 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 (3 ounce) package Jello gelatin, any flavor
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Cream margarine, sugar, jello and eggs together in a medium to large bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients.
- Mix well.
- Roll dough into little balls and place on a greased and floured cookie sheet.
- Flatten each with a fork.
- (Sometimes a little flour on the fork keeps it from sticking).
- Bake 6-8 minutes at 350 degrees.
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Delicious! I made no changes to the recipe ingredients or proportions. However, I baked them on parchment paper like I do the rest of my cookies. Because I was using raspberry gelatin, I rolled the dough balls in sugar for extra texture and sweetness before flattening with a fork. I ended up having to bake them about 10 minutes, but that might be because I'm at high altitude. These turned out just as good as I remember.
This one was horrible and we narrowed it down to flouring the pan (wait, what? WHY?!) which caused the flour to burn and leave the residue on the undersides of the cookies. And these were too cake like. The ones that we grew up on were crunchier, chewier, and far, far more flavorful. So our favorite cookie this year went straight into the trash can. Oh well. We were planning on cutting sugar out come the new year, but we got a week's jump.
I followed everyone's advice and used a Koolaid packet as well as the Jello packet. You DO NOT want to try these while they are still warm. They will come across as more tart and you probably won't like them. I almost threw mine out. Let them cool down for a few hours and then try one. They are amazing! I made orange flavor this time but next time I will make orange with vanilla chips so they taste more like a creamsicle.
These smell AMAZING! The texture is similar to any other basic cookie. The color really pops, too. The flavor is definitely there, it's not overly strong, but enough for alll of us. I'm guessing it depends on the flavor tho. We did blackberry. I'm sure a lighter flavor wouldn't be overly noticeable, however. They do have a funky, bitter after taste tho, so I don't think I'll make them often