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Written by Darci Tomky   

Brighten up summer with Jello cookies

It’s summer, and that means we’re all craving something cool and refreshing. They may not be frozen popsicles, but these Jello cookies come pretty close!

I found this recipe online at Jamielyn’s blog

Whether you are a lemon lover or a raspberry fanatic, prepare to be amazed! The Jello really makes the cookies pop with flavor, and the fun, bright colors just scream summer!

I used blueberry, lime, orange and raspberry Jello, but I think just about anything would be delicious! Or consider pairing a red Jello with a blue for a fun 4th of July look.

Just remember to use some extra food coloring along with the Jello to give the cookies that bright color.

The recipe calls for four packages of Jello, but I found that two boxes would have been more than enough. Unless, of course, you want to make a double batch, which just means more cookies to go around!

Jello Cookies

3.5 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1.5 cups salted butter softened

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

4 (3 oz) pkg Jello

You can use any flavors you want


Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Divide dough into 4 sections. Sprinkle 2 Tb of Jello onto each section. Knead together with dough. You may want to add a few drops of food coloring to make the dough more vibrant.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in the extra Jello from the packets. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of bowl.

Bake 8 to 10 min. at 350 on lined baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets 2 min. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.

Holyoke Enterprise June 21, 2012