Cookie Week…..Fruit Coolers


Welcome to #cookieweek my little cookie monsters! Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen and Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic have joined together this week with 23 of their blog friends (me being one) to present to you a week of cookie treats! We have every type of cookie you can think of listed this week, including something for our furry friends! Now is the time to bookmark these recipes for the upcoming holidays and cookie swaps! Make sure you enter the giveaway with some fabulous prizes from KitchenAid, King Arthur Flour, OXO, Silpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar to help with your cookie making needs!

For information on how to win one of these great prizes, scroll to the bottom of this post and read HOW TO WIN….then click on ” a Rafflecopter giveaway”. Good luck!

Fruit Coolers in Lime, Lemon, Orange, and Mixed Berry

Fruit Coolers in Lime, Lemon, Orange, and Mixed Berry

Fruit Cooler Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen

  • 2 cups butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups powdered sugar for coating
  • 1/2 small box Jello**, flavor/color of your choice (or Koolaid packet)

**Koolaid makes a more tart result….Jello offers more color and flavor options

Preheat oven to 350*

Cream the butter in a mixing bowl. Beat in the vanilla. Mix the ¾ cup powdered sugar, salt and flour together, and then mix into the butter until well combined.

Roll walnut sized pieces of dough into balls, and place them one inch apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, or until just beginning to turn golden around the bottoms. Remove and allow to cool for 3 minutes. Place 3 cups powdered sugar and jello mix in a large bowl, and mix well. Roll the cookies in powdered sugar mixture and set aside. When completely cool, roll again in powdered sugar. Store in airtight container for a week

For the other great recipes today, visit these:

We have an amazing giveaway lined up this week thanks to our fabulous sponsors, KitchenAid, OXO, King Arthur Flour, Silpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar.

Four lucky winners will win one of the following:

Prize #1: 1 (one) KitchenAid 9-Speed Hand plus 1 (one) 4lb bag of Zulka Pure Cane Sugar

Prize #2: 1 (one) OXO gift set including the following: 1 (one) 3-in-1 Egg Separator, 1(one) Cookie Press, 1(one) Autumn Cookie Disk Set, 1(one) 3 piece Cookie Cutter Set, 1(one) Bowl Scraper, 1(one) 2 Cup Adjustable Measuring Cups

Prize #3: 1 (one) King Arthur Flour gift set including the following: 1(one) King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Flour -5lb bag, 1(one) Snowflake Cookie Cutter Set, 1(one) King Arthur Flour Pure Vanilla Extract, 1(one) Sparkling Sugar Collection, 1(one) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Wafers – 16oz and 1(one) 4lb bag of Zulka Pure Cane Sugar

Prize #4: 1 (one) Silpat Halfsize Mat and 1(one) 4lb bag Zulka Pure Cane Sugar

This giveaway is open to US residents from November 11, 2013 through November 16, 2013 11:59pm EST and will be picked from random draw.  The winners will be notified via email and have 72 hours to respond, if not their prize is forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

How to Enter:

  1. Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment with  your favorite cookie to bake during the holidays or for cookie swaps.
  2. Many more ways to enter in the rafflecopter widget!
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This giveaway is open to US residents and will be picked from random draw. The winners will be notified via email and have 72 hours to respond, if not their prize is forfeited and another winner will be chosen.


A little about our sponsors:

The iconic Kitchenaid stand mixer was born in 1919, from there stemmed an entire kitchen of high-performance appliances -all created with the same attention to detail and quality.OXO’s mission is dedicated to providing innovative consumer products that make everyday living easier.King Arthur Flour was founded in 1790, as America’s oldest flour company they provided pure, high-quality flour to residents of the newly formed U.S., still going strong, they are the nation’s premier baking resource.Silpat was founded in 1965 by M Guy Demarle in Northern France. He was an experience baker seeing a better way to bake bread with forms using non-stick silicone coatings. He invented the first non-stick baguete baking trays and a few years later invented and created the original Silpat.Zulka Pure Cane Sugar is a Non-GMO “Morena” sugar – a term used to described granulated sugars that do not undergo conventional refining processes. Zulka is perfect for baking, it tastes better, is less processed and is a cup for cup replacement.



Disclaimer: KitchenAid, OXO, King Arthur Flour, Silpat and Zulka Pure Cane are providing the prizes free of charge. All opinions stated are my own.


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12 Comments on “Cookie Week…..Fruit Coolers”

  1. 2013/11/11 at 7:01 am #

    These look delicious! And I love your marketing and giveaway ideas.🙂

  2. 2013/11/11 at 7:20 am #

    Fruit coolers always get me, because I’m like what, huh? And then ahh yes so clever to flavor with jello! Thanks for joining us this week Christine!

  3. 2013/11/11 at 7:40 am #

    Yummm these look fantastic!

  4. 2013/11/11 at 8:37 am #

    lol!! omg this is so creative! little kids would def. diiiie over em!

  5. 2013/11/11 at 8:42 am #

    Oh geeeez, these sound refreshing and yummi! I have a half box of lime Jello in my cupboard that’s going to be perfect for making these!

  6. helene dsouza
    2013/11/11 at 9:12 am #

    Those look like fun Christine. I remember my uncle would make something similar but in square and then he would wrap them like Bonbons for Christmas and little joke would be printed on the butter paper inside. =) Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  7. 2013/11/11 at 1:12 pm #

    Wow! These beauties must just melt in your mouth!!! They sound terrific!

  8. 2013/11/11 at 4:05 pm #

    Very cool! I have never heard of Fruit Coolers before!

  9. 2013/11/12 at 3:49 am #

    What wonderful citrusy cookies, Christine, and I’ll bet the mixed berry is delicious as well. Great idea!

  10. 2013/11/12 at 9:16 pm #

    These cookies sound very versatile with the different Jello flavors you can choose!

  11. hicksfan7
    2013/11/14 at 4:27 pm #

    These look delicious. My favorite Holiday cookie has always been the Peanut Butter ones with the choc kiss in the middle!

  12. Jueseppi B.
    2013/12/17 at 1:52 pm #

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

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