Jell-O in cookies. Who knew?
Use this recipe to make spritz cookies — that is, cookies you form with a cookie press — or just drop the dough by spoonfuls for soft pillow-like cookies.
Old recipe from vintage Jell-O advertising
4 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 3-oz. pkg. of Jell-O gelatin, any flavor
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 400˚F.
Sift flour and baking powder. Cream butter. Gradually add sugar and gelatin, creaming well after each addition. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing after each addition until smooth.
Press dough through the cookie press onto ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar or candy sprinkles if desired. Bake for about 13 to 14 minutes or until golden brown at edges.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
Thank heavens, my mother never did this to us.
Retro Dad totally phoned it in with that tie.