Post by cuteascountry_Shortcake on Dec 22, 2003 13:21:24 GMT -6
This appears to be the same recipe you found at allrecipes.com. I thought it would be neat to include the note about the recipe having been found in the Detroit Press about 20 years ago by Suz.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Crisp Pastel Cookies 'I found this recipe in the Detroit Free Press 20 some years ago' 3/4 cup shortening (part butter) 1/2 cup sugar 1 pkg (3 oz) fruit-flavored gelatin 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 2-1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt
In large bowl, combine shortening, sugar, gelatin, eggs and vanilla; beat thoroughly In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; mix well and add to shortening mixture With hands, roll dough into 3/4 inch balls Place 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets Dip the bottom of a drinking glass in sugar, flatten each ball with the bottom of glass Bake at 400° 6 to 8 minutes, until edges are lightly browned Makes about 4 dozen cookies Recipe submitted by Suz on 3/26/98
MIX flour and baking powder in medium bowl. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer to soften. Gradually add sugar and 1 package gelatin, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each addition.
SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass. Sprinkle with additional gelatin.
BAKE 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool on wire racks. Store in tightly covered container.
Note: For best results, use same flavor JELL-O Gelatin for cookie dough and for sprinkling on top.