Jello Cookies

Today my sweet baby actually turns 2.  We had her party over the weekend but today the Hubs and I are going to take her out to dinner (no one get excited, I know she’s only 2 – we’re talking McDonald’s or Chick-Fil-A) where she can have her all time favorite of chicken nuggets and then run around on the playground for awhile.

Since I made the Jello Cupcakes for the party, I decided I would do something small for dessert tonight and decided I would stick with the Jello theme.


3 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 & 1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 packages (3 ounces) Jello Gelatin – any flavor

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, beat the butter until it is creamy.  Add the sugar and beat until combined – should be kinda fluffy.  Beat in the egg and vanilla just until moistened.  Add the baking powder and then beat in the flour 1 cup at a time until a soft dough forms.  Separate the dough into 3 portions.

On a floured surface, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of one of the jello flavors into one portion of the dough.  Knead your dough until the Jello is combined – I added 1 tablespoon at a time of the Jello.  Pour remaining Jello into a small bowl. 

Shape the dough into 1/2 tablespoon size balls.  Coat the balls in the remaining Jello powder.  Place on your cookie sheet and then flatten with the bottom of a bowl. 

Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Let cool on the pan for 2 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.  Repeat the steps with the remaining dough and Jello packages.

*This recipe made 3-4 dozen cookies.
*The Jello flavors I used were Strawberry, Berry Blue & Passion Fruit – I did not add any food coloring to any of the dough

RECIPE INSPIRED BY: I {heart} Naptime


THIS RECIPE PROUDLY LINKED TO: Couponing & Cooking, Skip To My Lou, Simple Living With Diane Balch


  1. @Patricia- I was really happy with the colors of the cookies! When I made the Jello Cupcakes for my daughter’s birthday the color was hardly noticeable, I had to add alot of food coloring so I was figuring I would have light colored cookies too and I didn’t have food coloring to match! But they turned out so bright!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  2. @Diane- I loved the color of the cookies! I was surprised they came out so vibrant without having to use any food coloring!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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