It is getting closer to Halloween, the beginning of the endless classroom party season. Today my daughter was in charge of the snacks for her classroom, which meant I needed to find a great treat, FAST.
I opened up my cabinets, scrounged around for a bit and came across a box of orange jello. From there, I came up with a quick cookie recipe that tastes AMAZING. I love creamsicle flavored things and decided to add white chocolate chips to give these cookies a creamy sweet taste which goes perfectly with the orange of the jello.
I love the different expressions on each of the cookies. It’s interesting how such a small detail, such as candy eyes, can transform a treat into a very engaging snack.
Is there a way that these cookies fit into one of the themes of one of my children’s books? ABSOLUTELY! In my book, Imperfectly Me, the main character felt like she was always being judged by the other princesses. I know that sometimes I can be overly self-conscious, thinking that everyone is staring at me and my flaws. Fortunately, over the years I have learned that that is hardly ever the case, and if someone is pointing out my flaws, it’s not my problem,
Orangesicle Jello Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup shortening I use butter flavored
- 3/4 cups white sugar
- 1 6 oz. package Orange Jello
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 11 oz. package white chocolate chips
- 1 package edible decorative eyes
- Cream together butter, shortening, jello, and sugar.
- Add eggs, baking soda, vanilla, and finally flour.
- Fold in white chocolate chips.
- Roll dough into golfball size balls. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Place in 375-degree oven for about 12 minutes or until bottoms begin to brown.
- Take cookies out of the oven and place eyes on cookies immediately. Then allow cookies to cool.