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Watercolour Animal Cookies

02:32:00 36 servings, 1 cookie each
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36 servings, 1 cookie each

Don't forget the secret ingredient in these fun and tasty Watercolour Animal Cookies! The package of Jell-O Instant Pudding makes these Watercolour Animal Cookies super special.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine flour and baking soda. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Blend in dry pudding mix and egg. Gradually add dry ingredients, mixing well after each addition. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface; mix with your hands until ingredients are well blended and come together to form smooth ball.
  • Divide dough into 4 pieces; roll each into ball. Flatten each slightly into disk. Roll out dough, 1 disk at a time, on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into animal shapes, using 2- to 3-inch animal-shaped cookie cutters and rerolling scraps as necessary.
  • Place cutouts, 2 inches apart, on parchment-covered baking sheets.
  • Bake 10 to 12 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Mix icing sugar, water and meringue powder until blended. Spoon into piping bag fitted with small round tip; use to pipe frosting around edges of cookies, then onto centres of cookies (within the piped lines) to completely cover cookies with frosting. Let stand 30 min. to 1 hour or until frosting is firm.
  • Add 1 tsp. lemon extract to each of 4 small bowls. Stir food colouring into extract in each bowl, tinting extract in each bowl a different colour. Working with 1 colour extract at a time, use a small food-safe paintbrush to paint extracts onto cookies. Let stand 10 min. or until dried.

Storage Know-How

Store decorated cookies in single layer in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days before serving.


Substitute any flavour of clear extract, such as almond, peppermint or vanilla, for the lemon extract.


  • 36 servings, 1 cookie each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 36 servings, 1 cookie each
Calories 140
% Daily Value
Total fat 4g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 105mg
Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 19g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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