One of my favorite things to bake is cookies, especially during the winter months and holidays! I recently tried a Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookie recipe that I found in one of my old Betty Crocker recipe books.
One of my favorite types of cookies that I like to bake is my Snickerdoodles Cookie recipe. I remember the first thing I learned how to bake in my Home Ec class my junior year was Snickerdoodles and I have been baking them ever since!
Last updated on January 31, 2016
There are times when you get creative with the items in your pantry. The other day I wanted to make sugar cookies but I wanted them to try something different. Thats when I seen the box of Strawberry Jello in the pantry calling my name. I looked at the ingredients in the package and the first ingredient was SUGAR. That is when I decided to use some of the jello in place of sugar in my basic sugar cookie recipe.
I normally use eggs when I make these cookies but as I am making the batter I realize my husband had used all the eggs for breakfast. I replaced the egg with vegetable oil which gives these cookies a more chewier texture.
Here is my recipe I used for the yummy and colorful strawberry flavored cookies.
- 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1¼ cup butter (room temperature)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup strawberry jello (powdered)
- 2 TBS vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a mixing bowl add butter, sugar and jello mix and stir until creamy. Add oil and vanilla and mix.
- In another bowl add baking flour, baking powder and mix well.
- Add dry mixture to wet mixture and stir until well blended.
- Make 1" balls and place on non-stick cooking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven, place on cookie sheet to cool.
What flavor of jello would you want to try in these cookies?
One of my favorite types of cookies and also a cookie I enjoy making is the peanut butter blossoms. Those would be peanut butter cookies with a Hershey Kiss in the center. While I love peanut butter I think I love chocolate even more.
How about some Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms…
These cookies are so good. I think I may might make them with cocoa more often! I actually need to make another batch.
- 48 Hershey Kisses
- ½ cup shortening
- 1 cup Reese's Creamy Peanut Butter
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup Hershey's Cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Granulated sugar
- Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.
- Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add brown sugar and ⅓ cup granulated sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; eat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually eat into peanut butter
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Immediately press chocolates into center of each cookies; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire wrack. Cool completely.
What is your favorite cookie?