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Bear N Mom Recipes - Cookies - Crisp Pastel Cookies

Updated on October 5, 2016
pastel jello cookies that have been flattened with jello on a glass
pastel jello cookies that have been flattened with jello on a glass
Mixing Jello cookie dough
Mixing Jello cookie dough
jello cookies on cookie sheet
jello cookies on cookie sheet
cookies rolled into balls and not flattened
cookies rolled into balls and not flattened

This little gem of a cookie gets it's flavor and coloring from the jello that you use to make these. This recipe was almost lost because I found my stepdaughter's hand written recipe stuck between pages in Nunny's auxiliary cookbook and the ink was hard to read because the paper had picked up a grease spot.

Lisa brought this recipe home from a high school cooking class and we have made them ever since.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening (butter)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pkg (3 oz.) fruit jello
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Heat Oven to 400°

Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar, jello, eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients

Roll dough into 3/4" balls. and place 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.

Flatten each with the bottom of a glass dipped in either same color jello or sugar

Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.

You can enhance the color with food coloring but I prefer to roll the cookie in colored sugar to get that added glitter to the cookie.

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