Did you know that Jello Gelatin can be used to not only flavor your cookies but add color too! This recipe comes in as many flavors as the gelatins you use so the versatility is endless as well as the flavor. Decorate and make the cookies even more delicious with your favorite chocolates!
CREAM IN A MIXING BOWL COMBINE:
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
IN SEPERATE BOWL COMBINE:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Combine cream mixture gradually with flour mixture.
Chill dough for 1/4 hour (dough will harden if it gets too cold). Roll dough out to 1/8″ thickness and flour strawberry cookie cutter. Cut out cookies one time through just making outline of the cookies. Go back and reflour cookie cutter picking up the cutout shapes and press dough into the cutter mold. Slap cookie out into your hand and put on an ungreased baking sheet (make sure the cookie sheet is NOT an airbake cookie sheet).
Bake cookies at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove to wire racks to cool. YIELDS 6 dozen cookies.
Using a little bit of Vodka, mix into green luster dust to make a paintable substance. Paint on strawberry stems and sprinkle with green sanding sugar. Then dip cookies into tempered milk chocolate and let cool on a wire rack.