St. Patricks Day FHE, Jell-O Cookies: Food Storage Recipes

I thought I’d share with you a really fun idea for a St. Patricks Day Family Home Evening.  Tradition says that St. Patrick used the shamrock to teach people about the trinity.  Likewise we can teach our family that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are separate but one in purpose.  However, most of us don’t have shamrocks growing in our back yard (and if you do…you’re really lucky because that means you live in a WARM area!).  That is why I’m sharing this new recipe with you for Jell-O Cookies that you can shape shamrocks out of by forming 3 balls (while teaching that the God Head is three separate beings) and flattening them with a glass (while teaching they are one in purpose).  These cookies are also great for other holidays if you use different flavors of Jell-O to make different colors.

Fruit Jell-O Cookies
1/2 Cup sugar
3/4 Cup shortening (butter works well too)
1 3oz. pkg flavored Jell-O (lime or other green colored Jell-O)
2 eggs (2 T. Dry Powdered Eggs + 1/4 C. Water
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 Cups flour (I used half white wheat, half all-purpose)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2-3 drops green food coloring

Mix first five ingredients. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and blend into first mixture. Roll into nickel sized balls, place three together and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten balls with flat cookie stamp or glass bottom. Bake 6 to 8 minutes at 400 degrees.


Roll cookie dough into nickel sized balls and place three together in pyramid form.


Take cookies and flatten with bottom of glass.


Flattened cookies on cookie sheet.

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  • gaby

    we are going to miss you , but you deserve it have fun!!!!!
    and Im planning on going to pleasant grove little theatre to your class, I was so excited when I saw your name for a class congrats!!!!!

    happy vacations!! and for sure I’m doing this treats form FHE thanks!!!

  • gaby

    we are going to miss you , but you deserve it have fun!!!!!
    and Im planning on going to pleasant grove little theatre to your class, I was so excited when I saw your name for a class congrats!!!!!

    happy vacations!! and for sure I’m doing this treats form FHE thanks!!!

  • http://billandtamsfam.blogspot.com/ Tammie McCammon

    Can anyone by any chance tell me what the actual shelf life of Jello is?

  • http://billandtamsfam.blogspot.com/ Tammie McCammon

    Can anyone by any chance tell me what the actual shelf life of Jello is?

  • cutiepie

    What a fun idea. I’m going to give it a try. I never would have thought to use jello but I do have some so it will be perfect. Have fun on your vacation.

  • cutiepie

    What a fun idea. I’m going to give it a try. I never would have thought to use jello but I do have some so it will be perfect. Have fun on your vacation.

  • Kerri

    Thanks for the great idea. I just happen to have everything on hand. :) Do you know what I would really love? If you had some kind of link on each of your recipes so you could get them in print form. Just a suggestion. I love what you are doing! You have really inspired me.

  • Kerri

    Thanks for the great idea. I just happen to have everything on hand. :) Do you know what I would really love? If you had some kind of link on each of your recipes so you could get them in print form. Just a suggestion. I love what you are doing! You have really inspired me.

  • amy

    Have a great vacation – Love the FHE idea, although I wish cherry jello was green! as for the shelf life of jello, the best date is when it is used within 2 years. After that, it may not gel properly.

  • amy

    Have a great vacation – Love the FHE idea, although I wish cherry jello was green! as for the shelf life of jello, the best date is when it is used within 2 years. After that, it may not gel properly.

  • http://www.baskersfunfoods.blogspot.com/ Stephanie

    That looks so fun! I think we even have some lime jell-o, so we’ll probably do this tonight. Thanks!

  • http://www.baskersfunfoods.blogspot.com Stephanie

    That looks so fun! I think we even have some lime jell-o, so we’ll probably do this tonight. Thanks!

  • http://www.amandasfive.blogspot.com/ Amanda D

    Have a great vacation and enjoy being ‘unplugged’!

  • http://www.amandasfive.blogspot.com Amanda D

    Have a great vacation and enjoy being ‘unplugged’!

  • Sharlee

    Thanks for the fun idea! We just got done with FHE. I let my 12 year old teach the lesson and show how to make the cookies and then everyone else helped make some. I was thrilled and surprised at how well my 5 year old listened. Now he knows about the Godhead. Simple and effective. Hooray!

  • Sharlee

    Thanks for the fun idea! We just got done with FHE. I let my 12 year old teach the lesson and show how to make the cookies and then everyone else helped make some. I was thrilled and surprised at how well my 5 year old listened. Now he knows about the Godhead. Simple and effective. Hooray!

  • Tammy

    Dang! We had a boring lesson about St. Patrick’s day…wish I had seen this earlier! Have a great vacation!

  • Tammy

    Dang! We had a boring lesson about St. Patrick’s day…wish I had seen this earlier! Have a great vacation!

  • http://www.imaprepper.blogspot.com/ Prepper

    My kids want me to make these for them. I’m thinking of making several different colors and making some pretty flowers for spring!

  • http://www.imaprepper.blogspot.com Prepper

    My kids want me to make these for them. I’m thinking of making several different colors and making some pretty flowers for spring!

  • April Wood

    I made these!! So yummy..definitly going to be making them alot.

  • April Wood

    I made these!! So yummy..definitly going to be making them alot.

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    thse looks great…

  • http://www.household-gadgets.com/nut-roaster.html Nut Roaster

    This looks so great and easy to make! I love the idea of just making 3 balls and then flattening them with a glass – so simple, yet I would have never thought about that myself.

  • http://foodpyramidguru.com/food-pack/food-what-can-we-eat-food-pack/ food pack

    Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this also – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get anything done… Regards

  • http://foodpyramidguru.com/food-pack/food-what-can-we-eat-food-pack/ food pack

    Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this also – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get anything done… Regards