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Jello Cookies

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 Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Jello Cookies
Servings: 36
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


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