This is a fun recipe to make with your preschool chef or lil’ chef at home!
It’s colorful and creative and helps develop their sensory skills too as it has the texture of playdoh! Experiment with different flavors! Strawberry seems to be our favorite!
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups salted butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 (3 oz) packages of Jello, any flavor.
1. Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
2. Divide dough into four sections. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of jello onto each section. Knead together with dough. You may want to add a few drops of food coloring to make the dough more vibrant.
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in the extra jello from the packets. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of bowl.
4. Bake 8 to 10 min at 350 on lined baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets for two minutes. Move to wire racks and cool completely.
Susan is the Raleigh mom of two and owner of Flour Power Cooking Studios for kids and teens (formerly Lil' Chef) with locations at Raleigh's North Hills and Charlotte. Go Ask Mom features recipes every Friday. For more, check WRAL.com's recipe database.