Want to decorate sugar cookies with icing but ran out of food colours? No problem! With this nifty little trick, you can get colour AND flavour! Source/Originally posted by hensandchicas
It's simple, mix icing sugar with some water till you reach the right consistency. Next, mix a little Jell-o powder into the icing and it will both colour AND flavour your cookies.
It's perfect if you don't bake often and want some varieties. Plus, it's cheaper than buying a whole lot of food coloring and extracts.
As gelatin in Jell-o is derived from animals, some vegetarians don't eat it. Make sure to let people know beforehand if you're serving them cookies with this icing!