Use a large mixing bowl and an electric mixer to combine all the ingredients.
The recipe says to drop the cookies by teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet.
I used a teaspoon size ice cream scoop and dropped them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350 degrees for 13 minutes or until slightly tan around the edges. Do not overcook them.
Cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla and enough milk (2 tablespoons milk plus one teaspoon milk) to be able to spread the frosting on the cookies.
Divide the frosting into 2 bowls.
ADD 2 tablespoons Jello powder with the two teaspoons hot water until powder is dissolved.
Add half of one of the bowls of icing into the Jello color and mix well.
Next, insert the other half of the frosting.
Continue doing this for each bowl. If using a different color or you want a different shade of the same color.
PUT THE FIRST BATCH OF COOKIES IN THE OVEN AS SOON AS YOU MIX THEM UP OR ReFrigerate the dough. The dough has a lot of butter in it. It will spread out while baking if not cold.