You’re going to love these soft and chewy Jello Sugar Cookies! Flavored and colored with a package of jello mix, these cookies are super yummy and easily customizable for any occasion!
Tips and Variations For This Recipe
- The most fun part about these cookies is that you can choose whatever color or flavor of jello you prefer! Use a red jello like strawberry, raspberry, or cherry for red or pink cookies, lime jello for green cookies, or orange jello for orange cookies. This makes these cookies a great option for all the different holidays!
- You don’t want to over-bake these cookies as it will alter the color, and make them crunchy rather than chewy. Bake them for approximately 8-9 minutes, no longer. The bottoms of the cookies will just barely be starting to turn brown.
- I prefer just using a can of vanilla frosting for this recipe because it’s simple and it will work with any flavor of jello you use. You could also make a homemade buttercream or cream cheese frosting.
What You Will Need
- 1½ C. butter, softened
- 1 C. granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1- 6oz. pkg jello, flavor of your choice
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 5 C. all purpose flour
- 1 can vanilla frosting
- sprinkles, optional
How To Make Jello Sugar Cookies
- In the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Mix in the jello powder.
- Mix in the salt, baking powder, and flour until fully incorporated. If you want to roll out the dough and cut with cookie cutters, the dough needs to chill in the refrigerator for about an hour. If you just want drop cookies, you can skip this step.
- Preheat oven to 350℉ and lightly grease a cookie sheet. Place the cut out cookies, or scoop cookie dough into 2-inch balls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Flatten each scoop of dough with the bottom of a glass or jar.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes and no longer. The bottoms of the cookies should just be starting to brown. After removing from the oven, transfer the cookies to cool completely on a wire cooling rack. Once cool, frost, decorate, and enjoy! This recipe makes approximately 6 dozen Jello Sugar Cookies. My hubby thinks that these made with strawberry jello taste like the Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcake Rolls!
If you’re looking for a classic sugar cookie recipe, check out my recipe for:
To make them even more fun, decorate them for Valentine’s Day with my: