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Jell-O Cookies

Jell-O Cookies- Colorful sugar cookies that are made with the classic Jell-O (gelatin) powder. Choose your own flavor or color for a fun and festive treat! 

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Jell-O Coookies- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

These cookies take a few steps, but, they are fun and quite delicious.

Ingredients Needed

  • Flour + Salt + Baking soda + Baking powder
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Jell-O ( flavored gelatin powder)

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Jell-O Coookies- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

How to Make (full instructions in recipe card)

  • First,  decide how many different colors/flavors of cookies you want to make. Then, take the gelatin powder of those colors and place the powder in individual bowls, separating by color.
  • Next, make your dough.
  • Once your dough is made, seperate the dough into sections. The amount of sections will depend on how many colors you are making.
  • Take each section and add about a tablespoon (or two) into the dough.  Work the dough gently until the powder is fully mixed in.  
  • Once the dough is dyed, pinch off a piece of dough and roll it into a ball.  Roll that ball into the matching gelatin powder, to coat.
  • Next, place the ball of dough onto the prepared baking sheet.  Gently, flatten the ball of dough.
  • Continue with remaining dough, then, bake.

Do I Have to Use "Jell-O" gelatin?

No, this will work with any brand or flavor.  You will need about 16 tablespoons of the powder for the entire batch of cookies.  How much of each flavor, will depend on you.


Keep any leftover cookies in a sealed container. No need to refrigerate. They are best eaten within a week. 

1 comment

  1. Love the addition of jello, never before thought or seen this.,
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