Monday, October 29, 2012

Day 29: Interesting Things To Do With Jello

Stop snickering, and uncover your eyes.  Nothing inappropriate here!  Surfing blogs the other day, I came across the recipe for Jello cookies, and was intrigued, especially considering that I had just about every ingredient already in my cupboards except for the Jello.  One easy shopping trip later, and we were off!

Don't let the photo fool you, Samantha was not much of a help, craning her neck to see the TV in the next room as she half-heartedly rolled the colorful dough balls in sugar.  They're delicious and kinda pretty and seem to be perfectly-suited for the upcoming holidays, but man, they've got a lot of butter and sugar in them!  And with all of the acid in the Jello, they create an instant heartburn environment (next time I'll use less powder than the recipe calls for - come to think of it, perhaps I used the wrong quantity?  I'll have to look again...).  Also, they're a bit of a pain to make.  Easy, but time-consuming and messy.  I still look like a mass-murderer, trying to wash the pools of red food coloring off my hands. 

The recipe can be found here.  In our case, Red = mango/cherry/strawberry flavor (I didn't have a full packet of any of those, so I figured they'd be a winning, if not heartburn-inducing, combination), Green = lime, Yellow = lemon, and there was a batch of Orange (not pictured) = well, you know, orange.






5 comments:

Christina Allred said...

I have considered making these in the past, but always end up opting for something else in the end. I'm glad to hear they are tasty, and they *are* very pretty. Maybe I'll give them a shot after all! :)

Anna Theurer said...

Ah, I was wondering about the jello in your previous post where you were in the grocery store. The cookies do look pretty and festive!

Rochelle said...

Still giggling at the title! LOL They look awesome!

Jess said...

How fun! I kind of want to try - kind of. My son and I just made a ton of cookies for the fall season and it was a week long affair. lol And although he tried to help - he mostly ... didn't. But it was still a good experience!

Kristi said...

We've actually made these before but they were not a hit in my house..they were fun to make and that was it...lol!!