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Jell-O Easter Cookies Mix in a Jar

This makes beautiful little pastel colored cookies.


  • 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


  1. Mix the ingredients well in a large bowl with a wire whisk:
  2. 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.
  3. Attach the following recipe to the jar with a ribbon or raffia.

This makes about 4 cups mix, enough to fill a quart-size jar.

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 F for 7-10 minutes until done but not browned.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

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