Monday, April 9, 2012

About those cookies....

                                   Easter eggs?
These are the cookies from yesterday's post.  They were what I prepared for dessert for last Tuesday's lunch for the Adult Day Care at my church.  I placed them in little Easter baggies and included a plain
sugar cookie rabbit made from a recipe I have already featured on the blog - Mother Jones Sugar Cookies.  These particular cookies are really supposed to be flattened by a glass dipped in sugar, as you will be able to see in the recipe.  However, I had the idea of shaping the dough into ovals, then flattened them myself to form something like an egg shape since it was time for Easter.


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup solid shortening
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 (3-ounce) package any flavor fruit gelatin
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

- Heat oven to 400 degrees F.  Combine sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla, eggs, and dry gelatin.  Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.  Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls.  Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar.  Bake 6 to 8 minutes.
- Makes about five dozen.

These can be made any flavor or color you desire.  I tried several, as you can see.  I was hoping that grape would give a nice pale lilac color, but it came out rather dingy looking, although the flavor was good.

This recipe came from an unmarked newspaper clipping from many years ago.

As we suspected, we will have a taste of the weather we should have been having earlier.  This week's forecast indicates low temperatures nearing that frosty level.  The Husband is prepared to cover what needs to be covered in the garden, but the blueberry bushes, full of blooms, may be in trouble.  Hopefully not.  We may appear to have a backyard full of ghosts come Wednesday morning.:-)

Thank you so much for following along and reading.  I truly enjoy your comments!

Next post - Spring continues....



  1. What a neat idea to get some extra flavor and color into those cookies with the gelatin! I just might be tempted to try these soon!

    I surely hope that those blueberry bushes don't get their little noses pinched by the cool temps we're expecting the next couple of nights. It's not supposed to be freezing, but of course, a heavy frost could be bad for them. Have a great day!

  2. What a cute idea. This is something my grandkids would love to make. Thanks- I hope you have a good week! xo Diana

  3. I love the tip to use gelatin to color and flavor cookies, Nellie. Thye looked beautiful and I'm sure they were a welcome treat for Easter. Have a very happy Easter week!

  4. Oh what a neat idea...I am sure the people who got these nummy cookies were very...very surprised and happy! You are so gifted!


  5. They look like very nice cookies. They would be fun to make for a baby shower too, wouldn't they.
    Thank you so much for your comment. Do you know how hard it will be tomorrow to open that door? :)
    I wish I could give that snake to your grandson.

  6. Those are lovely, Nellie! Much appreciated, too, I'm sure! ♥ I know, we will probably cover some things tonight, too, and hope for the best!