Fruity Pastel Cookies


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A perfect cookie recipe to make for Easter. It is easy and delicious.

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  • 3/4 C. butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) lime gelatin or flavor of your choice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • Red and Green colored sugar and/or sprinkles

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In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and gelatin powder. heat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice (try trees or wreaths), press dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Decorate as desired with colored sugar and/or sprinkles. Bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until set (do not brown).  Remove to wire racks to cool.

Makes about 6 dozen.

R. Johnson

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