Here’s a last-minute Christmas cookie recipe for ya if you have a cookie press stashed in the back of that obscure kitchen cupboard. Spritz are one of my favorite holiday treats to whip up. This time, I discovered a recipe using Jello! No need for food coloring here! I used cherry, but I’m sure strawberry or lime would work just as well.
These cookies require hardly any skill and would be a fun family project. Heck, I still remember eyeing the Spritz cookies in my mom’s old Betty Crocker Cooky Book and wondering when the day would come that I’d have access to a cookie press. So fun! I can’t wait for Lizzie to join me in a few years for some holiday baking
Jello Spritz Cookies, adapted from Brownies For Dinner
1 box (3 ounce) Jello
10 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together butter, jello and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla. Add salt and baking powder, mix well. Gradually add flour. Mix well. Using a cookie press, press dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat.
Bake for about 8 minutes. Don’t brown the cookies, they should be just firm to the touch when done. Cool on a rack. Store in an airtight container. These cookies can also be frozen to be eaten later.