Christmas Pastels

These can be any flavor you want, the kids go nuts for them

Original recipe makes 3 to 4 dozen


3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
1 (3 ounce) package fruit flavored Jell-O® mix
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup white sugar for decoration


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the shortening, sugar, and flavored gelatin. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture.
  3. Roll cookies into 1 inch balls place them on an unprepared cookie sheet, and flatten with a cookie stamp dipped in sugar. If you don ‘t have a cookie stamp, flatten cookies with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes , until set but not brown.


Calories: 75 kcal
Carbohydrates: 10.1 g
Cholesterol: 9 mg
Fat: 3.5 g
Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 1.1 g
Sodium: 66 mg