Uses gelatin to flavor and color this sugar cookie.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar, gelatin, eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients.

  • Roll dough into 3/4 inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

140.2 calories; 2.1 g protein; 17.4 g carbohydrates; 15.5 mg cholesterol; 132.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2010
surprisingly good! I used raspberry and subbed butter for shortening. Also i rolled them in sugar and flattened with a glass before baking for 7 mins each. will definitely make again Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/29/2007
Not very good. I used black cherry flavor and I didn't think they were very flavorful. The bottoms of my cookies burnt and I wonder if maybe the temp. was too high. There is just something missing with this recipe. I won't make them again. Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2010
surprisingly good! I used raspberry and subbed butter for shortening. Also i rolled them in sugar and flattened with a glass before baking for 7 mins each. will definitely make again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2004
I tried using grape flavored Jello and I was not very happy with the taste. My kids however loved the grape flavor- as did kids from my church. (ages 3-12) I also tried rolling the balls in another package of grape Jello to add more flavor but I thought that it made the outside of the cookies kindof sour. (Probably why the kids liked them...) Next time I may try lemon or cherry flavor and roll the balls in plain sugar and then flatten them. You will need to add extra food coloring as the coloring in the jello really isn't enough to color the entire batch of dough. I used my Pampered Chef small scooper to make identical sized cookies and ended up with exactly 43 cookies. I also baked them on parchment for 7 minutes. Still soft inside and only slightly browned on the bottoms. Over all this was a good sugar cookie and they were very simple to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2010
surprisingly good! I used raspberry and subbed butter for shortening. Also i rolled them in sugar and flattened with a glass before baking for 7 mins each. will definitely make again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2003
I was in a baking mood last night and after making some delicious oatmeal cookies I tried these. I had jello on hand and used the ingredient search voila!!! An instant hit! I work at a leading woment's fashion retailer and brought these in for my staff they LOVED them! The most asked question? "What's in these that makes them so good?" Well a little bit of jello and a whole lot of love... Thank you for the awesome recipe! It's going to be getting shared quite a bit! (I used raspberry gelatin powder and chopped up some milk chocolate squares and put them in the middle as a little chocolate fix for the girls!) Heather Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2002
I grew up making Jello cookies for Christmas using lime jello and cherry raspberry or cranberry flavored Jello. I love them my daughter also loves to make them. To make the color richer we add a few drops of food coloring to the cookie dough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2004
This cookie was very good. I even made a sugar-free version using splenda. Use sugar-free jello and add 1/2 cup of splenda and reduce flour to two cups. Bake as normal. It doesn't make as many cookies but they taste just as good. Thanks for a wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2005
My husband loved these (gasp!!!). I wasnted more of a buttery taste to the so I made them with butter-flavored crisco. Kids loved them too. I think I may have over cooked them because they weren't moist enough... next time I make them the cooking time will be shorter. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/16/2005
Mine came out crispy bland and colorless. They reminded me of eating dog treats. It's a great idea but really falls flat. I'm not a good enough baker to know how to modify this recipe to make this excellent idea get off the ground. I'm giving this two stars because my husband ate more than one. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/28/2007
Not very good. I used black cherry flavor and I didn't think they were very flavorful. The bottoms of my cookies burnt and I wonder if maybe the temp. was too high. There is just something missing with this recipe. I won't make them again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2004
I thought these were pretty good. I also used strawberry jell-o and my kids loved them too. Very easy. I will definitely use this recipe again and try different flavors to coordinate with the upcoming holidays. Read More
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