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!
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.
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.
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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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.