My youngest daughter, Holly, has decided that she really likes to bake, so we've bought several 'baking' books lately. On Sunday, November 23, her daughter Lacey had her first birthday and Holly made these cookies for the first time. She used Berry Blue Jell-o in the mix and strawberry Jell-o as the decoration. The Berry Blue made for an interesting taste, but Skhye Moncrief (who came to the party with her daughter) really liked it and requested that I put the recipe up on my blog today.
GAIETY PASTEL COOKIES
from Celebrating 100 Years of Jell-o cookbook
Note: in strawberry pink, lime green or berry blue, these cookies are sure to be a real hit.
3 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 sticks butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 4-oz package Jell-o, any flavor
1 teaspoon vanilla
additional Jell-o, any flavor (for best result use same flavor as above)
Heat oven 400 degrees.
Mix flour and baking powder in medium bowl. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer. Gradually add sugar and 1 package of gelatin, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each addition.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with the bottom of a glass. Sprinkle with additional gelatin.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets and cool on wire racks. Store in tightly covered container.
Makes about 5 dozen.
NOTE: the dough gets very thick, so be prepared for that when stirring.