Jell-O Cookies

Prep time: 15-20 minutes

Cook time: 10-12 minutes

Materials:

  • 3 1/2 cups flour (additional needed for dusting)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup 2 tbsp. unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 whole egg
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1/2 orange
  • 1 large bar of chocolate (I used milk but you use what you like)
  • 1 3oz. orange Jell-O dissolved in 1 cup hot water
  • Powdered sugar

Process:

  1. In a mixing bowl add in the butter and sugar. Using a hand held mixer cream the butter and sugar together for several minutes. Once the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add in the orange zest and orange juice. Mix for a few minutes until the zest and juice are incorporated into the butter.
  3. Add in the whole egg and egg yolks one at a time, mixing well after each egg.
  4. In a small mixing bowl combine the flour and baking soda. Mix well and gradually add into the butter mixture.
  5. The mixture will be sticky but don’t panic. Knead it together in the bowl with your hands the best you can and place it on a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap it up and place it in the fridge to chill for 2-3 hours.
  6. In the meantime dissolve 1 Jell-O in a cup of hot water. Set aside to cool completely and start to thicken.
  7. Preheat the oven to 370 degrees and line a baking sheet with some parchment paper.
  8. Dust a clean surface with some flour and separate the chilled dough in two.
  9. Roll it out to about 1/2 cm thick. Using a cookie cutter of your choice cut out a full cookie.
  10. Taking the second half of the dough roll it out and using the same cookie cutter cut out a whole cookie and then taking a smaller cutter cut out the center leaving at least an 1 inch border.
  11. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges and underneath are golden brown.
  12. Set aside to cool.
  13. Melt the chocolate and place it one the corners of the full cookie. Top the full cookie with a cutout cookie.
  14. Taking the cooled Jell-O pour a tbsp. or so into the center of the cookie where the cutout is. Let the cookies set.
  15. Dust with powdered sugar and ENJOY!

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