Jello Cookies with Any Flavor

Jello Cookies are bright and colorful, tender and moist and bursting with fruity flavor. Iced with a rich vanilla frosting and topped with sprinkles is the only way to eat them!

6 pink cookies on a wood background with frosting and sprinkles

These easy jello cookies are a perfect after school snack or treat. They are the texture of a sugar cookie with a fruit flavor that you can customize with your favorite box of jello. They are part of the regular rotation of cookies in our cookie jar! We also like Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Cheesecake Cookies, and Oreo Stuffed Cookies.

Ingredients for Jello Cookies

Jello cookies are like a sugar cookie made with jello mix. They are super easy, just mix, roll and bake! The ingredients you need are butter, sugar, a box of jello, eggs, flour, baking powder, and salt.

If you choose to make the frosting – and I hope you do – you’ll just need powdered sugar, butter, and a little bit of milk. Sprinkles are optional but highly recommended.

How to Make Jello Cookies

Prep. Preheat the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. These Amazon brand mats are the best and are super affordable.

Make the dough. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cookie dough ingredients until a colorful dough is formed.

Roll the dough. Roll the dough into uniform sized balls. I recommend using a cookie scoop. Once all the cookies are rolled and on the baking sheet, gently flatten them with the flat bottom of a glass.

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Bake. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.

Frost the cookies. Let the cookies cool completely, then make the frosting with powdered sugar and butter. Frost the cookies and top with colorful sprinkles.

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Expert Tips

  • The cookies are done when they are slightly golden around the edges and look dry on the top.
  • Always let cookies cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. They will remain soft for at least 3 days.
  • Freeze unfrosted cookies in an airtight containers or freezer bags for up to 6 months.
  • These cookies can be made with just about any flavor of jello. Try making them rainbow colors by diving the dough into small bowls and using a few different flavors of jello.
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Jello Cookies

Jello Cookies are bright and colorful, and bursting with fruity flavor. Iced with a rich vanilla frosting and topped with sprinkles!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 138kcal

Ingredients
  

Cookies

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 ounce box raspberry jello or any flavor you like
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Frosting

  • 1 cup

    powdered sugar 


  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk
  • sprinkles optional

Instructions
 

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat (optional).
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat softened butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add dry jello and mix until incorporated. Add eggs and beat again.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat well until cookie dough is just combined. Be sure to scrape the sides as needed.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough onto your prepared baking sheet. Roll each ball of dough until it is smooth. Spray the bottom of a glass with cooking spray and gently flatten each ball of dough.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.

Frosting

  • Beat powdered sugar, butter, and milk together. If it's too thick, add a little milk. If it's too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar.
  • When cookies are cool, frost, add sprinkles, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. They will remain soft for at least 3 days.
  • Freeze unfrosted cookies in an airtight containers or freezer bags for up to 6 months.
  • These cookies can be made with just about any flavor of jello. Try making them rainbow colors by diving the dough into small bowls and using a few different flavors of jello.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 100mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 198IUCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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