I have been making this JELL-O pastel cookie recipe from Kraft Foods for years, and I always change it up a bit, depending on what I have in the cabinets at the time!
I am participating in the 2nd Annual GREAT FOOD BLOGGER COOKIE SWAP, hosted by Lindsay of Love & Olive Oil and Julie of The Little Kitchen and I thought what better cookie to share than this fun and festive JELL-O Pastel Cookie recipe?
Note: the biggest difference between my JELL-O Pastel Cookie Recipe and the original JELL-O Pastel Cookie Recipe is that I switched out the called-for 3 boxes of JELL-O and only used one for a lighter flavor, and sprinkled colored sugar sprinkles on top of the cookies instead of more JELL-O. You can find the original JELLO Pastel Cookie Recipe on KraftFoods.com.
JELL-O Pastel Cookie Recipe
Preheat your oven to 400°F.
Mix the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl with a whisk. In a large bowl, or in a stand mixer bowl, beat the butter until creamy, then add in the sugar and 1 package of JELL-O and beat until it’s light and fluffy. Then blend in egg and vanilla on low speed and gradually beat in flour mixture a little at a time until all of your ingredients are combined and you have a solid dough.
Shape your dough into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Using the bottom of glass, flatten each ball – but do not squish! Sprinkle a little red sugar on each cookie.
Bake 7 minutes for soft cookies or 9 minutes for crispy cookies The edges of your cookies should be lightly browned at 7 minutes.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets before removing to cool on wire racks.
TIP: I don’t have wire racks, so I line my kitchen table with parchment paper and allow my cookies to cool there!
I made a huge batch this year because I was participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap and needed enough to send out to my recipients!
If you’d like to participate in next years Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, you can register here to receive notifications once applications are live in 2013!