Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Valentine Jello Cookies

This year, I've been extra excited about Valentine's Day. I think my view of the holiday has changed. Instead of seeing it as one day where we're expected to celebrate the people we love, I'm seeing it as a season of choosing to celebrate the people we love.

Around our house, we have a few Valentine's decorations up and for the next few weeks, I'm planning on intentionally focusing in on showering my children with a little extra love, encouraging them to show love towards others and of course, trying to be more intentional about showing my husband love.

Yesterday, the kids and I made a batch of these Valentine Jello Cookies. A batch of these cookies is on the smaller side, perfect for a few snacks with your kids and a couple days worth of sneaking into your hubby's lunch box.

         Valentine Jello Cookies                   
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 6oz package Jello mix (any flavor you like)
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla


In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and Jello mix and then set aside. In a medium sized bowl, beat butter and sugar together until creamy. Beat in the egg and the vanilla. Gradually blend in flour mixture. 

Chill dough for at least a half hour and then roll out with floured rolling pin, on a generously floured surface. Dough will be on the sticky side so, adding extra flour might be necessary. 

Cut the dough with cookie cutters and then place cookies on an un-greased cookie sheet.

Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 5-7 minutes, or until edges barely brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to completely cool.

Yield: Approx. 2 dozen small heart shaped cookies.

Angela

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8 comments:

  1. These look great Angela! I always wondered how to make jello cookies. We will have to try them soon :)

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  2. I've never thought to use jello like this. How cool.

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  3. I am going to give these cookies a try...They sure look yummy!

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  4. I'll have to try these! And I'm with you about changing your view on Valentine's Day, I'm feeling exactly the same way!

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  5. Never heard of jello cookies! Very cool! They are beautiful!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    Beth =-)

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  6. These look so great! Pinned and ready to try! Thanks for sharing :)

    ♥ Talia
    http://rubytiaradiaries.blogspot.com

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  7. I can't wait to try them. Yummy!

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  8. I pinned this recipe and somehow lost it until today so I'm going to give it a try for St. Patrick's day! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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