Posted: 12/15/2012 11:09:19 AM
These cookies were really yummy.I used a cookie press for mine. I'll try another flavor next time.
Posted: 12/19/2011 9:50:50 PM
I made these cookies yesterday EXACTLY as the recipe called for & I understand the critique about "disaster", "use a cookie press" etc. I recommend you freeze the balls for 5-7 min. before cutting with a SHARP knife. I used a fillet knife (small & narrow). I also noticed after adding flour, the red wasn't so vibrant, so I added red food color. I would suggest use sugar free jello, too sweet, but very pretty.
Posted: 12/18/2011 7:42:51 PM
I used cranberry jello and loved the taste, but there is NO way the cookies in the photo were from cutting and separating the dough. I tried it several ways and they don't really hold their shape -- you would need a cookie press to make these look pretty. Still, I'm going to use the jello in a cookie idea for some other flavors -- very cute idea.
Posted: 12/6/2011 11:11:36 AM
Since you're making a batter, this might be a good cookie press cookie. I'd chill the batter then press out the shapes.
Posted: 12/21/2010 9:57:12 AM
My cookies usually turn out beautifully, but I had a really difficult time with these. The batter was very sticky (even after a little exra flour). I followed the directions carefully, but my cookies did not look anything like the shape they do in the picture above. They turned out very small, round, and puffy...not clean edged and spread out/flattened. The taste was OK but definitely nothing I would crave. Hope you have better luck than I did if you try the recipe!
Posted: 12/21/2010 8:33:55 AM
Disaster! But I know what I did wrong. There is a knack to this and I'm going to try again. I also switched the flavor to black cherry thinking it would be a better red, the color was fine but the flavor was yuck, to me anyway, my husband liked them. I also recommend not spreading the wedges out, I did and my cookies were round and flat. But the idea is brilliant! They would make a beautiful Christmas cookie. I will try again. And I think I'm going to stick with the sugar cookie concept and not use the geletin flavor, just use food coloring. 4 stars for the cookie, 0 stars for the baker!
Posted: 12/20/2010 11:44:12 AM
I also tryed to make these cookies. They came out round cookies with none of the design. So I made whoopie pies out of them! They had a great taste! I dont know why they didnt stay in shape.
Posted: 12/18/2010 1:36:10 PM
These were pink, not red, but that is ok. Also, if you DO have a cookie press like some of these people, USE it! I used a knife and mine came out fine, but no where near as sharp edged and nice looking as the display photo. Taste was just ok in my opinion, though my kids thought they were delicious! Once I got the hang of cutting them, they turned out better. I recommend not pulling apart much at all! And wipe the knife as you go, it keeps the cuts clean. I liked them enough to try another flavor as suggested by other reviewers, especially the sunflower one! Great idea.
Posted: 12/16/2010 11:21:06 AM
This recipe was so simple! The cookies were a bright pink, but still festive and tasted good. I also used a cookie press instead of rolling into balls. Would definitely make this recipe again - might try Cherry Jello, but the possibilities are endless!
Posted: 12/15/2010 12:30:32 PM
very simple to make and tasted GREAT! I used a cookie press to press out the flowers instead making balls and cutting them. They baked much faster 6 1/2 minutes but they were very small from the cookie press. The recipe is so basic, you can substitute any jello flavor for different events!