Strawberry Poinsettia Blooms
Makes: 3 dozen cookies
Prep time: 25 min -- Start to Finish: 1 hr 50 min
3/4 c butter or margarine
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 box(4 serving size)strawberry gelatin
2 c all-purpose flour
1 box of gumdrops
In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, vanilla, gelatin, and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or with a spoon. On low speed, beat in flour.
Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
Heat oven the 375 F. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls about 2 inches apart. With sharp knife, make 6 cuts in top of each ball about three-fourths of the way through to make 6 wedges. Spread wedges apart slightly to form flower petals (cookies will seperate and flatten as they cook).
Bake 9-11 minutes or until set and edges begin to brown. Cool 2-3 minutes, then press a gumdrop into the center of each cookie. Cool completely--about 15 minutes.