Jello Cookies Recipe (2024)

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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!

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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 these other easy cookie recipes.

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!

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Let’s make this Jello sugar cookie recipe!

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

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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

This jello cookie recipe is really easy to make!

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

How to make sugar cookies flavored with Jell-o:

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Bake and enjoy!

They are really that simple. 🙂

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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!

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Jello Cookies

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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 minutes mins

Cook Time 10 minutes mins

Total Time 20 minutes mins

Servings 36

Cuisine American

Course Dessert

Calories 168

Author Carrie Barnard


  • 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.

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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