Saturday, May 19, 2012

Jello Cookies

Ooooooh! They're so pretty!
What a great idea, yes? Adding Jello powder to a sugar cookie recipe to get these fantabulously bright yet soft and delicious cookies. 
I'm guessing that kids will love these. You can taste the flavor of whichever Jello flavor you use but you still know it's a sugar cookie.
These would also be great for a baby shower or St. Patrick's Day or Valentine's Day or whenever you need a specific color to dress up a plate.


Jello Cookies

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 (3 oz) pkg Jello You can use any flavors you want
(Sue used Cherry, Lime, and Grape X2)

Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie tray with parchment paper.
Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla.
Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Divide dough into 4 sections.
Sprinkle 3 Tbsp of Jello onto each section. Knead together with dough. (You may want to add a few drops of food coloring to make the dough more vibrant.) Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in the extra jello from the packets. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of bowl.
Bake 8 to 10 min at 350 on lined baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets 2 min. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.

These are so bright and cheerful!
FYI ladies - I found these helpful to calm those pesky homicidal PMS symptoms. The bright colors make you happy and the cookie keeps you distracted long enough to forget about why you want to kill everyone. Especially if you eat a lot of them.
Maybe that's just me....
Anyway, these are super cute and if you visit the I Heart Naptime blog you can see that, yes, kids really love these too!


  1. My grandkids will LOVEEEEE these!! To eat and make!! :)

  2. I tried these yesterday! awesome! :D

  3. I totally remember making these and eating them as a kid (25+ years ago!). They were always the cookie that we would make and then be sent with to a friends house or cabin. Who couldn't turn away a smiling kid with a bucket of jello cookies? Everyone always loved them. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

    1. Aaaw! What a great memory. Thanks for sharing :) It's funny how cookies can bring us back to our childhood, isn't it?!

  4. I make these every year for christmas, lime is my favorite!!!

    1. These would make excellent Christmas cookies! Red and green would be so festive. I like the lime and the cherry!

  5. Can't wait to make these! I can't think of a more perfect recipe to get my kids in the kitchen with me!

  6. I have used this recipe before and it is wonderful. Before rolling in the extra jello powder, I put them in my cookie press and make shapes. I then sprinkle the powder on top and bake.