Jello Cookies.

Friday’s have become a day of freedom for us. Well, everyday is freedom. But I’ve declared Friday’s as our day to do whatever it is that we want to do! Right now, it’s too hot still to declare as an “outdoors only” day. So right now, I’m declaring them “freedom days” until the weather cools off.

So this past Friday, Rider was a little under the weather, so while he was resting Cruz and I made Jello Cookies!! I found these on Pinterest, and they are SO easy to make! The recipe I used can be found HERE. The are fun, colorful, YUMMY, and bake in no time. Cruz loved adding a little bit of extra food coloring to make the colors more vibrant. We had an amazing morning together as I tried to begin to teach him some basics about baking. He helped me turn the oven on, measure some of the ingredients, mix with the mixer, flatten the cookies and of course EAT THEM.

Duh.

Baking during homeschooling photo 2 copy photo 3

Here’s the recipe below that I used. These are really fun cookies to make and we were able to make a whole bunch of them! They would make great gifts too, wrapped up in a little plastic wrap for birthday party favors, teacher gifts ETC. Check it out! And make at your own risk because they’re seriously so good.

Ingredients

  • 3.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 cups salted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 (3 oz) pkg jello You can use any flavors you want

Directions

  1. Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  2. Divide dough into 4 sections. Sprinkle 2 Tb of jello onto each section. Knead together with dough. You may want to add a few drops of food coloring to make the dough more vibrant.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in the extra jello from the packets. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of bowl.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 min at 350 on lined baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets 2 min. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.

Baking during homeschooling

Super easy, really fun, and taste bomb. Have fun with this you guys!!

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