Friday, May 18, 2012

Patriotic Jello Cookies

My posts have been rather sparse for the last couple of weeks.  I've been busier than usual with family fun, and work. To top it off, I was sick with the stomach flu over Mother's Day weekend.

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:)
What a tasty, fun treat these would be to pack up for a Memorial Day picnic, a 4th of July barbecue, or to pay tribute to Old Glory on June 14, Flag Day.
The jello not only gives them color, but sweet berry flavors as well.

Patriotic Jello Cookies (Slightly adapted from I Heart Nap Time)

Ingredients:

3.5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1.5 cups unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg 
1 tsp vanilla 
2 (3 oz) boxes jello~strawberry (or other red jello) and berry (blue) jello

Directions:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 glass.
  4. 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!

Let's hear it for the red, white and blue! :)

Linked to:
I'm Lovin' it Fridays
Weekend Wrap Up Party 
Sweets for a Saturday 
Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday 
Inspiration Friday 
Say G' day Saturday 
Red, White and Blue Link Party 

34 comments:

  1. I hear you about being sick-I had the worst virus ever a couple of weeks ago. I have never felt so bad! Like you I've only just found myself back in the kitchen and I loved baking up a storm!

    My weekly Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party has just started and I would be honoured if you could join in and link up this yummy recipe! It looks amazing!

    Best wishes and I hope you have a great weekend.
    Natasha in Oz

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  2. I'm sorry you had to spend your Mother's Day weekend being ill and hope you are on the mend. These patriotic Jello cookies look wonderful!

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  3. Uggh... stomach flu, on Mother's Day! Good to hear that you are doing better, Sue! And these are too adorable. Can't wait to see what creative cookies come up with next!

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  4. So sorry you were sick on YOUR day. Glad you are better.

    These are the cutest things I've seen in awhile. I love the bright pretty colors.

    I'm signing up to follow...come by to see me soon.

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  5. Very patriotic and love the idea for making these for picnics and special occasions. Thanks for the idea!

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  6. I'm sorry you were sick, yuck. But these cookies are gorgeous, love the colors. Yum!

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  7. I hope that you're feeling much better! These cookies are very pretty! ^^

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  8. The cookies are beautiful! I love using colors in food.
    Hope you're feeling better!

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  9. So colorful! I pinned these as well and they are on my to do list. Love that you made the red, white and blue!!! Glad you're feeling better!

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  10. so funny, I pinned them too :) I love the red, white, and blue you did, JUST love it! I can almost smell the berry goodness

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  11. So pretty!! Glad you're feeling better!

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  12. Sorry to hear you've been under the beather. These cookies are so colorful. I've bookmarked them for the 4th of July.

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  13. Love the colors sue! And glad you are feeling better!! Can't wait to see your other ideas too!

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  14. So cute I will need to try these for the 4th thanks for the great idea.

    Get feeling better soon :)

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  15. So sorry you were sick, hope you got to celebrate mother's day another day! Love your patriotic spin on the cookies! Super cute!

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  16. Hope you're feeling much better! I'll have to try these cookies this next weekend. We're having a huge Memorial Day blowout for the guys that work with my cowboy. The kids will love these yummy treats!! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I hoe you are feeling better by now!! Your cookies are so much fun. I am bookmarking this for July 4th!!

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  18. I love what you did with this recipe. Such cute colorful cookies!

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  19. VERY nice! Love the colors - jello cookies seem to be popular lately, may have to give it a try. So glad you are on the mend!

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  20. Hi,

    I’ve started My Sweet Party, where I every month host a party with a theme (MAY theme is CHOCOLATE). The party is ongoing the entire duration of the month and then I will choose my top three favourites and feture those blogs. I would LOVE you to join My Sweet Party!

    http://meandmysweets.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/my-sweet-party-chocolate-cake-love.html

    XXX
    Johanna

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  21. This is way cool! Would LOVE it if you would link this project up at my brand new Trendy Tuesday party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/05/trendy-tuesday-1.html

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  22. I hope you're feeling better! Love these :-)

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  23. Hi Sue, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  24. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Does the jello actually flavor the dough? or just color it? I am glad you are feeling better.

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    1. Yep, the jello actually flavors the dough:)

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  25. So fun! I wanted to let you know that you were featured on my Best 4th of July ideas post at:http://printabelle.com/?p=5299
    If you would like a featured button, I have them here: http://printabelle.com/?page_id=724 Thanks!

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  26. I'd like to know how many this recipe actually makes in case I need to double or triple it!!! Thanks!

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  27. Do you think that I could use Kool-aid instead of the Jello powder??

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    1. I think that would work; Good alternative! Have fun!

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  28. How many cookies does this recipe yield?

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    1. Hi Meg, I can't really remember, but I think about 2 dozen. Thanks for your interest, and I hope you enjoy them:)

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  29. According to the Kraft website where this recipe originated, it gives you 5 dozen 1" cookies however, most only get about 4 to 4-1/2 dozen out of the batch.

    This is actually a very old recipe and the one on Kraft that has gone viral on Pinterest is only a variation of the original.

    They are pretty but don't really taste that great.

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  30. Can't understand the last part of directions. It says flatten with bowl. Pls explain. Thx

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    1. I edited it; it should actually be the bottom of a glass. It just helps it to maintain the flat shape to do this before baking.

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