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Crystal Cookies

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  • Beat butter, sugar, and eggs till creamy. Add almond extract and few drops of food coloring till desired tint. Mix dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture. Stir in cherries and nuts.
  • Make balls size of small walnut; roll in dry Jell-O; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 400°F for 7 - 9 minutes.

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So pretty - could use pistachios and cherries for Christmas; could use chopped peaches and peach Jell-O in summer-so many different combinations! I just tried this for the first time today. Was at a personal care home and they were making sugar cookies and wanted to add something for breast awareness month. I saw cherry Jell-O in their cupboard, and remembered making pastel cookies many years ago. To make it easy, we just dipped the tops in the Jell-O. Everyone was so impressed - they never heard of that before. When home, I looked at my old recipe, but decided to change it. I used a basic cookie recipe and added the cherries, nuts and Jell-O and it turned out great. Can't wait to try other combinations. I added a few chocolate chips on some of the cookies after they were baked cause my grandchildren think all cookies should have chocolate chips! Never made up a recipe and submitted it to anything before, but thought this was really good and wanted to share it. Enjoy!

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