Earlier this week, I posted my experiment with coloring chunky sugar and sprinkles. That was a really fun project! But what is the application for using these bright-colored chunks of sugar? Here’s the scoop, in the form of my ever-popular Jell-O cookies, straight from Just Helen’s test kitchen…Lemon Jell-O Gem Cookies! Yellow was the perfect background color to show off these little gems! These Lemon Jell-O Gem Cookies would be a stunning addition for any princess (who could resist these sparkly tidbits?) or pirate party – little bits of treasure, however you stack it!
Having colored all that beautiful sugar, I was looking for a treat to add these to. I was at breakfast with friends in a planning meeting and in passing I had mentioned something about Jell-O cookies and my friend had never tried one before. I know, how is this possible? I’m always in the mood for Jell-O cookies so this was the perfect time to make them…when I have someone to share them with! I took a heaping Tablespoon of each of the colors and mixed them together. If you haven’t made them before, you can find the Jell-O cookie recipe can be found here. You can find how to make the sugar here. You can enjoy pictures of the cookies here!
Aren’t these Lemon Jell-O Gem Cookies beautiful!
A couple of tips: Don’t over-bake these cookies…the bottoms will scorch if you bake them too long, especially at 400°. You also don’t need to roll the cookie in the chunky colored sugar, just sprinkle it on top. This time I used some of the sanding sugar to roll them in the first time around. I liked that.
Sweet! Next time I’ll do something with the self-colored sprinkles!