Thursday, March 11, 2010

Green Jell-o Cookies


Since I live in Utah and Utah IS the GREEN JELL-O capital of the world...yes it's really true...I thought I would post a green Jell-o recipe for St. Patrick's Day.  They are quick and simple and they taste good.  I love the green color.  Hope you enjoy them!


Recipe:
3/4 cup butter or shortening
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 (3 ounce) package of Jell-o
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 cups flour

Mix all ingredients.  Roll dough into small balls.  Put them on a greased cookie sheet, then dip the bottom of a glass in sugar and press dough until flat.  If you like mounded cookies, like me, chill the dough for an hour, then roll in sugar and don't flatten the cookies.  Bake in 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.


I found this recipe from Cooks.com because I lost my copy.  This recipe has been around for years. 

19 comments:

Allie and Pattie said...

I'll have to show these to my kids- I'm sure they'll love them!
xoxo Pattie

Maggie B said...

These look interesting, I think I have some green jello at the back of the cupboard from my last trip Stateside.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my hydrangea post,.
Love It's A wonderful Life, "Buffalo Gal won't you come out tonight.......and dance by the light of the moon"!!
~Maggie~

The Sewing Loft said...

These sound good. I will make them for a St. Patrick's dinner I am going to.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I've never seen these before. How simple and pretty!

Pam said...

They are just too cool! Love them and I bet they are delicious. Now I know what I can do with my boxes of green Jell-o! I have never heard of them. Perfect for St. Paddy's Day! Thanks and YUM!!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Yummy, and perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Thanks for the recipe I think I will make some this weekend.

I love your Peking Duck in the post below.

Thanks for visiting,
Judy

bunny, The Paris House said...

Hi there, this looks so yummy and unique, maybe Oliver and I will make this over the weekend.
Have a lovely weekend
Bunny

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I learned two interesting things from your post today...1) how to make a great looking cookie for St. Patrick's Day 2) that there is such a thing as the Green Jell-O capital of the world! Who knew? :)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What a great idea for St. Patrick's Day! I live in Utah also, and will definitely add this to my Holiday recipe ideas....

Kristin said...

these look so good! I never knew there was a green jello capital of the world!

Mimi said...

OMGosh, I had forgotten all about jello cookies. I used to make them when my kids were little. I will make some green ones tomorrow!

Beth said...

Joni, those look really good and they're just perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Bon appetit'! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
An Irish blessing to you and yours, Beth

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

jello cookies- amazing. I love visiting blogs , I learn something new everyday. thanks so much for sharing

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! I've never had these, I'll have to try them, thanks for the recipe!

Katherine

GardenofDaisies said...

Those look fun! They must have a bit of lime taste since you are using green jello, so I would love that!
Well, if Utah is the green jello capitol of the world I think where I live must be the pink jello capital of the world. Can't go anywhere without seeing something made with pink jello! LOL!!

Foley said...

First time I have ever heard of Jello-O cookies!! Look great...

Mrs. P. said...

What a fun project to do with the kiddos!

Happy St. Paddy's!

Blessings!
Gail

Charli and me said...

I have never seen these before. I will have to give them a try. They look so festive. Thanks. Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

KayC. said...

Looks like a fun cookie...I will have to try them. And beleive it or not, I think I have the same red couch!

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