Festive Jello Cookies

The Christmas countdown is really, truly in full swing. 14 days left until the big day and I still haven’t gotten even half of my holiday baking/treat making done. Typically, I take a big spread of cookies and treats in to my job and send in a big platter for Brian too. If I’m to keep up this much-loved tradition, then I’ve got to get my act together. It seems like half the cookies I make end up in bellies before I even get the chance to hide them.

This year, I made these jello cookies more out of curiosity than actually because I wanted them. I was intrigued by the vibrant colors initially. Then I wondered how a standard cookie would taste with a spike of fruity sweetness. The results are definitely interesting. It’s a cookie that kids will love for both their fun colors and their flavor. The grown-ups may be more interested in somewhat traditional cookies. These will lend a fun edge to your cookie platter!

This recipe came from I Heart Naptime. The only adjustment I made was adding a bit of water into the dough since it was a bit too dry and crumbly.

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Festive Jello Cookies
Recipe type: cookies, dessert, holiday
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Serves: 8

  • 3½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1½ cups butter, soft
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 packets jello of your choice
  • food coloring (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the butter in the bowl of your stand mixer until creamy. Add in sugar and beat until fluffy. Blend in the egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until combined.
  4. Separate the dough into 4 sections. Sprinkle one packet of jello onto each dough section and knead to combine. Add in extra food coloring if you choose.
  5. If your dough seems dry, add in water a tablespoon at a time to get it to the right consistency.
  6. Roll out the dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Roll them in sugar and place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until cooked through.


3 thoughts on “Festive Jello Cookies

  1. Hmm… definitely interesting. They sure are pretty, though! Very festive. Were they very fruity?

    I’m in the same boat as you. In fact, I haven’t done ANY baking yet! EEP! We both need to get crackin’!

    • They are fruity but in a good way! My daughter went nuts for them. :) I hope your baking goes well. I seriously need to get started!

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