I do have a couple of sugar cookie designs on the table (literally), but I wanted to get a post under my belt before another weekend of my favorite linky parties comes and goes.
Last week someone linked to these colorful cookies from Jamilyn's, I heart Nap Time. Did you see them? Aren't they pretty!?! Along with tons of other people, I pinned them to one of my Pinterest boards right away! When I made them a few days ago, I decided to put a patriotic spin on them:)
The jello not only gives them color, but sweet berry flavors as well.
Patriotic Jello Cookies (Slightly adapted from I Heart Nap Time)
3.5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1.5 cups unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 (3 oz) boxes jello~strawberry (or other red jello) and berry (blue) jello
- Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture.
- Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of red jello into one portion, 2 tablespoons of blue into another portion, and leave the third portion plain. Knead the red and blue jello into the 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 the red and blue dough balls in the extra jello from the packets. Place them 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Flatten each the with bottom of a bowl.
- Bake 8-10 min. at 350 degrees on baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets for 2 min. Remove to wire racks and cool completely. ENJOY!
red, white and blue! :)
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