Jello cookies recipe is a fun and delicious way to enjoy cookies. The kids will go crazy over these and they are super easy to make!

Jello cookies recipe is a fun and tasty way to enjoy cookies. The kids will go crazy over these and they are super easy to make! Try jello cookies today.

Jello cookies recipe

Our kids just love these fun little cookies and they are packed with flavor. Our special ingredient to flavor up these cookies is simply using packages of jello… yes, Jello.

All we are doing is basically jazzing up a regular sugar cookie recipe with jello. The result… pure fun and pure flavor. 🙂

Check out this video to see how easy it is to make this Jello Cookies Recipe!

Once you make these, you will love them. They are just so easy to make and taste amazing.

You can enjoy all that you love about delicious sugar cookies but with a fun twist. Yum!

Jello cookies recipe is a fun and tasty way to enjoy cookies. The kids will go crazy over these and they are super easy to make! Try jello cookies today.

Now the ingredients are really easy. You probably have all of it in your pantry already.
 

Jello cookies recipe is a fun and tasty way to enjoy cookies. The kids will go crazy over these and they are super easy to make! Try jello cookies today.

Ingredients for easy jello cookies:

  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened
  • 4 (3 oz) packages of jello (I used 4 different ones, but you could do 2 of 2 flavors, or 4 packages of 1 flavor.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Food coloring, optional (I needed to use some for the grape to brighten the color)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tarter

The kids love to help and have a blast choosing what flavor jello to use.

How to make sugar cookies flavored with Jell-o:

Jello cookies recipe is a fun and tasty way to enjoy cookies. The kids will go crazy over these and they are super easy to make! Try jello cookies today.

All you do is prepare the batter like you would with normal cookies. Once that is complete you will separate them into 4 bowls (if you have 4 different colors).

Jello cookies recipe is a fun and tasty way to enjoy cookies. The kids will go crazy over these and they are super easy to make! Try jello cookies today.

Then you are going to pour in the jello package into each bowl. Start kneading the jello into the batter and you will start to see them change colors.

Jello cookies recipe is a fun and tasty way to enjoy cookies. The kids will go crazy over these and they are super easy to make! Try jello cookies today.

Once all the Jello is mixed in you will then form them into balls, roll them into the left over jello powder, place them on a cookies sheet, and flatten with a glass.

Again… the kids had a blast helping with this part.

Jello cookies recipe is a fun and tasty way to enjoy cookies. The kids will go crazy over these and they are super easy to make! Try jello cookies today.
Jello cookies recipe is a fun and tasty way to enjoy cookies. The kids will go crazy over these and they are super easy to make! Try jello cookies today.

Bake and enjoy!

They are really that simple. 🙂

Jello cookies recipe is a fun and tasty way to enjoy cookies. The kids will go crazy over these and they are super easy to make! Try jello cookies today.

The kids devoured them and loved them in their school lunches.

They are perfect for after school snacks, dessert and anytime! You can’t go wrong with these delicious and easy cookies. So light and fluffy!

Try them today. Make sure to leave us a comment and let us know how they turned out for you!

Jello cookies recipe is a fun and tasty way to enjoy cookies. The kids will go crazy over these and they are super easy to make! Try jello cookies today.

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Jello Cookies

4.55 from 40 votes
Jello Cookies are fun to make with the kids. Make them for any party or the holidays. This Jello cookies recipe is a quick and easy sugar cookie recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 168
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 4) 3 oz. packages of jello (I used 4 different ones, but you could do 2 of 2 flavors, or 4 packages of 1 flavor.

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with a mixer -add in egg and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and cream of tarter.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to the wet ingredients in the mixer.
  • Divide the dough into four sections.
  • Sprinkle two Tablespoons of jello onto each section and then knead the dough until combined. You can add a few drops of food coloring in, if you’d like the color to be more vibrant.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls into the extra jello powder or in the sugar.
  • Then place dough onto the baking sheet two inches apart.
  • Flatten the dough with the bottom of a glass.
  • Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove cookies from the pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

Try this jello cookie recipe that is basically jazzing up a regular sugar cookie recipe with jello.

Nutrition Facts

Serving 1g, Calories 168kcal, Carbohydrates 22g, Protein 2g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 24mg, Sodium 62mg, Potassium 27mg, Sugar 13g, Vitamin A 245IU, Calcium 10mg, Iron 0.6mg

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  1. These are pretty spring colors, and affordable to make for my Womans Club Bake sale

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Carrie. Although the recipe made 89 cookies, not 36, they really are amazing!!! The flavors are not overpowering, but just a hint. They were a big hit and everybody loved them. Will definately make them again!! Thanks :))

  3. My cookies must have been much bigger than yours. 🙂 So glad your family liked them.

  4. 5 stars
    Made these tonight and they r great. Didn’t add food coloring so they were pink instead of strawberry red, but they were delicious nonetheless.

  5. 5 stars
    So much fun to make with my kids…such lovely colors not to mention delicious…perfect for Spring…can’t wait to try more colors,,,,also we spun colors together and made swirled color cookies…too cool! Thanks so much for your ideas and recipes.

  6. I think it would. I would definitely try Liz. Make sure you come back and let me know how they turn out.

  7. 5 stars
    Can you freeze them? Is it better to freeze the raw cookie dough or cooked cookies?

  8. Yes, you can freeze them. I would freeze the cooked cookies as the cookie dough will not rise as well after it has been frozen. Thank you.

  9. 5 stars
    Just made these! They are a huge hit! Made Berry Blue, Lemon, Orange and Strawberry. The only one that could have done without food colouring was the strawberry but since I was adding to the others, I decided to up the colour factor on those as well.
    I will make these again for sure!!!!

  10. Hi! I don’t understand this part: ” Roll the balls into the extra jello powder or in the sugar.”. So….you have to reserve some of the jello powder and then use it for this? is there enough for all the cookies? will this make the flavour and color stronger?

  11. I only used 2 tablespoons of the jello mix in the cookie dough, so I had some left over that I was able to use to roll the cookie dough balls into it prior to baking. If you don’t have enough left over, just use sugar instead. Thank you!

  12. I had no idea you could get cookies with such amazing colors! This is definitely something I want to try with my kids this summer.

  13. They are so fun to make! I can’t wait to hear how you and your kids like them!

  14. Could you add the jello powder in with the flour as you are making the dough rather than kneading it in to the dough afterwards?

  15. 5 stars
    Hi Carrie, these sound great, I never thought of using jello with cookies but now I can imagine ! Thanks

  16. I haven’t tried it but I think it would work. I just like to separate the dough at the end so I only have to make 1 batch of dough for multiple colors. Thanks!

  17. 5 stars
    Hi, Love the Jello Sugar cookies. Made red, strawberry and green, lime, and left some plain sugar cookies for Christmas.
    Had been promising some for neighbors, were terrific!.
    Decorated the plain sugar cookies with special festive touches.
    Really looked nice on the plate with the red & green and tasted out of this world. Needed to get away from hubby as he said they were addictive, always want more!
    Thanks so much.
    Happy New Year!
    Stay safe & well!

  18. Hi Carrie,
    This recipe looks really wonderful and I would love to make it for myself and my husband. Do you think this recipe would also work for roll and cut cookies? My grown daughter is a celiac and needs to eat gluten free, and I’d like to make her some Valentine hearts this year. Do you think I could just add the jello to a boxed Pillsbury or Betty Crocker gluten free sugar cookie mix? Just wondering. I’m still going to make your recipe for my hubby. Thanks so much!
    Margaret

  19. Unfortunately, I don’t think that these will roll our well based on the dough for this recipe.

  20. I made these. Only had strawberry and lemon jello on hand. They were terrific. Am going to try the watermelon and pineapple next time, and maybe the peach. Thanks

  21. I first made these using strawberry and lemon, because they were the only flavors I had on hand and couldn’t wait to try this recipe. They were amazing and were gone in no time. was anxious to get more flavors. Today, I made watermelon, pineapple, raspberry, and green apple. They turned out great. I had 12 of each flavor.

  22. My grandkids and I made these today! They loved the fun of making cookies. The cookies definately taste like jello flavors. Very sweet. We made pineapple, orange, strawberry, and lime!