Wacky Sweetness

What a wacky week! Wacky weather. Brrrrr. Wacky start of school. Thank you teachers! 2020 is just wacky. So this Saturday we are going right along with the wackiness and trying a new, possibly wacky, recipe. Jello sugar cookies. Sounds wacky, right? Tastes wonderful! Trust us!!!


  • 1 1/2 cups butter flavored Crisco
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter 
  • 12 ounces jello mix (3 packages)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. In a large bowl, cream together Crisco and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Blend in egg white and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and cream of tarter. Gradually add flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
  • Divide the dough into three sections. Sprinkle two tablespoons of jello mix into each section and then knead the dough until combined. You can add a few drops of food coloring in, if you’d like the color to be more vibrant.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls. If desired, you may roll the balls into the extra jello powder or sugar for a sweeter cookie. Then place dough onto the baking sheet about two inches apart. Flatten the dough with the bottom of a cup or bowl to allow the cookies to cook evenly. 
  • Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Remove cookies from the pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.

*recipe inspired by I Heart Naptime