Fruity Pastel Cookies Recipe
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Fruity Pastel Cookies Recipe

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Conna Duff from Lexington, Virginia shares her variation on spritz cookies. "Lime Jell-O tints the dough and gives these wreaths a hint of fruity flavor," she says. "Try other flavors and shapes, too."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin or flavor of your choice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Red and green colored sugar and/or sprinkles

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 77 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and gelatin powder until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Decorate as desired with colored sugar and/or sprinkles. Bake at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Fruity Pastel Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 2003, p8

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"I make these nearly every year. This year we made one batch of dough with lime jello and one with cherry jello and then combined them in the cookie press for colorful two-tone cookies. My grandchildren loved them!"

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"I made these for a Christmas Cookie contest and WON first place!!! Children were the judges and LOVED them!"

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2007

"It seemed the dough was too sticky and would not go thru cookie press. I dropped them by tsp. and pressed them down with my finger. Delicious taste"

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