RECIPE PROVIDED By MARK C. PEYKO for HOMEPLATE HOMESTYLE
Aunt Irma didn’t invent the Jell-O® cookie, but it was so closely associated with her annual Christmas party that she may as well have. For nearly three decades, this festive red-and-green cookie – in the shape of a tiny wreath or Christmas tree – was a staple at the party. From childhood on, it was my older brother Christopher’s favorite holiday cookie. Although our beloved aunt passed away last April, memories of her and this special cookie remain. Merry Christmas, Aunt Irma and Uncle Sam!
1/2 cup soft butter
3/4 cup cugar
1 package of Jell-O (3 ounces)
1 egg (separated)
1 1/2 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add Jell-O® and egg yolk until incorporated. Add flour and egg white and knead until blended. Chill the dough. Form dough into balls and press down with a sugared glass.
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.