The Christmas countdown is really, truly in full swing. 14 days left until the big day and I still haven’t gotten even half of my holiday baking/treat making done. Typically, I take a big spread of cookies and treats in to my job and send in a big platter for Brian too. If I’m to keep up this much-loved tradition, then I’ve got to get my act together. It seems like half the cookies I make end up in bellies before I even get the chance to hide them.
This year, I made these jello cookies more out of curiosity than actually because I wanted them. I was intrigued by the vibrant colors initially. Then I wondered how a standard cookie would taste with a spike of fruity sweetness. The results are definitely interesting. It’s a cookie that kids will love for both their fun colors and their flavor. The grown-ups may be more interested in somewhat traditional cookies. These will lend a fun edge to your cookie platter!
This recipe came from I Heart Naptime. The only adjustment I made was adding a bit of water into the dough since it was a bit too dry and crumbly.
- 3½ cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1½ cups butter, soft
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 4 packets jello of your choice
- food coloring (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat the butter in the bowl of your stand mixer until creamy. Add in sugar and beat until fluffy. Blend in the egg.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until combined.
- Separate the dough into 4 sections. Sprinkle one packet of jello onto each dough section and knead to combine. Add in extra food coloring if you choose.
- If your dough seems dry, add in water a tablespoon at a time to get it to the right consistency.
- Roll out the dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Roll them in sugar and place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until cooked through.