This makes beautiful little pastel colored cookies. This makes about 4 cups mix, enough to fill a quart-size jar.
Mix well in big bowl with wire whisk:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 (3 ounce) box Jell-O (orange, lemon, cherry, lime)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
To give as a gift, place the lid on the jar and use pinking shears to cut a piece of fabric in a circle which is several inches larger than the jar lid. Secure the fabric to the lid with a rubber band. Attach the directions to the jar with a ribbon or raffia.
Jell-O Easter Cookies
Mix 3/4 cup shortening, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a bowl. Add entire contents of jar. Mix well. Roll cookies into small balls. Place them on greased cookie sheets, then dip the bottom of a glass in sugar and press onto dough to flatten. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes until done but not browned.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.