December 2, 2009

Christmas Cookie Recipe...

BONUS POST TODAY:
Debbi at Etsy Cottage Style blog is hosting a Christmas Cookie Exchange and I decided to join in the fun. Once you've got my recipe, head on over to her blog and click on the links for more Christmas goodness.

In years past, I've gathered with my three sisters, their daughters, my BFF Lee and my daughters-in-law to have massive cookie-making extravaganzas. Cookies were then shared among all the participants. A few years ago, my sister, Lyn and I baked for days while she was visiting here in Florida. Holiday boxes were shipped to parts far and near to share our creations. It's always much more fun sharing the baking, rather than taking on this holiday task alone.

Here's one of our family favorites:
Jello Cookies
Cream together:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 oz. package gelatin (any flavor you like)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Add:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
Add:
  • 2 3/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. milk
Drop on cookie sheet by teaspoonfuls and flatten Bake at 375º - 10 minutes or until just golden. They should be soft when you eat them. They're slightly tangy and sweet!
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beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Donna,

I love to bake Christmas cookies too, and this recipe looks good. I'm going to try it! Thank you! Happy Birthday, again!!!!

Paulette ;)

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Now that sounds sweet & yummy. I've got to try it!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Donna. Who woulda ever thunk - Jello. LOL. It sounds good and simple too. I'm gonna have to try this one.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Debbi said...

Happy Birthday! Never heard of using jello in a cookie recipe, this is one I am gonna try this year! Thanks for sharing!!

DeeDee said...

hehehe! so funny you should post this..I am making 12 dozen cookies today for my annual cokie swap at work.. I am making oatmeal scotchies...I will save this one for next years surprise thanks Donna..happy cooking.

sweetjeanette said...

oh Donna you should totally come over to my blog on Dec. 15th and link up to the Christmas Goodies Recipe Exchange! The Jello Cookies are fabulous! I remember making those about 10 years ago. No one believed the ingredients.

Christmas Goodies Recipe Exchange

Lori said...

These are very different! I'll have to try them! If you love chocolate, please stop by my blog where I've uploaded a recipe for Super Duper Chocolate Cookies. http://scrapmomsmusings.blogspot.com

Thanks

The Lone Dollier said...

I bet my son would love these!

I participated in the Recipe Exchange, but am just now getting around to reading everyone's recipes. Isn't that horrible?!?!?!

Smiles!
Marilyn

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