These cookies are a surprise in your mouth. Why, because they are lime flavored! I made these cookies for ward prayer. It was amusing to watch each person eat the cookie. They would take a bite, give the cookie a double take (surprised by the lime flavor), shrug, and then finish it. It's a uniquely delicious green cookie. It's an original recipe from my Mom. Here it is!
Mom’s Own St. Patrick Day Cookies
2 cups of butter (I like salted)
2 6oz packages of lime flavored jello (save out ½ of one box for glaze)
2 cups powdered sugar , plus 3 cups for glaze
4 cups flour
Green Glaze (below)
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Reserve ½ of a package of dry gelatin for the glaze.
Mix remaining gelatin, butter, powdered sugar and eggs until light and fluffy.
Stir in flour until mixed.
Using cookie scoop, arrange cookies approximately 2 inches apart on
ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten cookie dough with the back of a flat spatula,
periodically coating the spatula with flour to prevent the dough from sticking
to the spatula.
6. Bake until set but not brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly; remove from
cookie sheet. Cool completely.
7. Prepare Green Glaze. Put waxed paper strips on counter. Dip tops of cookies
into glaze and set out on waxed paper to dry. Add sprinkles while the tops
are slightly wet. (If the tops are too wet the sprinkles melt into the cookies, if
the tops are too dry, the sprinkles won’t stick).
1. Mix reserves gelatin and ½ cup boiling water.
2. Let stand 5 minutes.
3. Stir in 3 cups of powdered sugar until smooth and of desired consistency.
Option: Use different flavored jello for a non-St Patrick’s experience.
My cookies did turn out a little flatter than usual. My Mom thinks that maybe the butter should be slightly decreased. I have not tried the recipe with less butter, but you may want to try that.