Jello Cookies

I SHOULD HAVE MADE THESE FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY! I'm seriously kicking myself for not making these a week ago. They're like happy little radio-active sugar blobs. Appetizing! Actually they're pretty good. And I think I might go to the store soon to get blue-raspberry jello! Seriously any flavor jello will work. I just happened to love lime.

Jello Cookies (adapted from here)

Yields 40-48 cookies

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 Tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 packages jello, divided (any flavor, not sugar free)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp milk (I used soy, any should do)


Preheat oven to 400°F.

1. Whisk together flour and baking powder in a medium bowl. Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and 1 package gelatin; beat until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture.Mix will look like a bunch of crumbs. Slowly add milk until resembles dough. 

2. Pour remaining jello package into a small bowl or ramekin. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in dry jello. Place jello coated balls onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. You may choose to flatten dough balls with your palm or bake in ball form.

Rounded vs. Flattened balls

3. Bake for 8 minutes if you flattened cookies or 10 minutes is you left them as balls (or until edges are lightly browned.) Cool on baking sheets 3 min. Remove to wire racks to cool slightly. Eat right away and they're nice and chewy/fluffy. Or wait until cool and they get slightly crisp on the outside. Store in air tight container.

Baked flattened cookies

Baked rounded cookies
I preferred the rounded version, they are puffier!

These would be perfect for any occasion because you can make them any color! Baby showers come to mind. Cute lil pink or blue cookies :)


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  2. I can't believe you can make cookies from Jello! They look so yummy!



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  3. These look yummy and so simple! Thanks for sharing!


  4. Wow! It looks so delicious!


  5. What a cool idea! They do sound really good

  6. those look super scrumptious :) I will have to try this sometime, jello cookies, who would have though?!