This child friendly Jello Cookies The recipe gives the cookie dough a delicious flavor and bright colors! These jelly cookies are not only delicious but so cute too! They say that you eat with your eyes first and the vibrant colors you achieve with these cookies are beautiful.
A delicious edible rainbow
Did you know that a quick and easy cookie hack is to add a special ingredient to cookies? Jelly Powder! They’ll be so popular with your little ones that you won’t just bake these cookies once and it might become one of their favorite foods. When I make snacks for my kids, especially treats, they love colors, textures, and even fun themes. It makes them excited to dive in and try a new recipe with me. This is the perfect cookie recipe for kids!
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These cookies are also a blast to make. As you separate the cookie dough to add the different packets of jello, let your kids choose and mix their favorite gelatin powder. It gets them engaged, and then they get to taste their creation after baking. Not to mention the smell of cookies in the oven that delights everyone! It’s a great rainy day activity that everyone can enjoy together.
There are so many easy cookie recipes that are fun and even more fun to eat including Easy Banana Pudding Cookies and Top Secret Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies.
This is a super easy to make recipe. After you’ve prepared the cookie dough, all you have to do is separate it for each jelly flavor. This way you’ll have quite a few jello sugar cookies of every color! We love this basic cookie recipe because it takes on new flavors so well.
Ingredients needed to make Jello Sugar Cookies
- Flour – all-purpose is best for these cookies
- Cream of Tartar – This is needed to stabilize the egg whites and when combined with baking soda will help the cookies rise in the oven.
- baking powder
- Butter – Make sure it is soft before you start combining the ingredients
- Granulated Sugar – You will need a little extra to roll out the cookies
- Eggs – Allow your eggs to sit on the counter and come to room temperature
- vanilla extract
- Jello gelatin, you will need 2 tablespoons of each – Choose 4 flavors you like!
Instructions for Jello Cookies
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Prepare your baking sheets by adding parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. This makes it easy to remove the biscuits from the mold after baking.
Mix your dry ingredients together; Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl.
Add the wet ingredients; In the large bowl with your butter and sugar mixture, add the eggs, milk, and vanilla.
Next, slowly mix the dry ingredient mixture with the wet ingredients.
Tip: Avoid overshuffling and shuffle until you’ve just connected. This prevents chewy, flat cookies.
Divide the cookie dough into 4 equal portions and place each in a separate bowl.
Sprinkle the jello mixture into each bowl (one flavor for each) and knead gently until combined.
Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop out the chilled dough and roll into 1-inch balls.
Add the extra sugar to a small bowl and roll each cookie dough ball in the sugar before placing on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the batter is used up.
Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when the edges are lightly browned.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for at least minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Enjoy with a nice glass of milk and store leftovers in an airtight container.
Can I make my cookies more colorful?
Yes, just add a few drops of food coloring to the batter after mixing in the gelatin.
Do these jello cookies have a lot of spicy flavor?
The amount of gelatin added isn’t much, but you can taste the tangy flavor, but it’s not too strong.
How should I store these cookies?
Like all cookies, they should be stored in an airtight container. They don’t need to be refrigerated.
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2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ cups granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 boxes (3 oz) boxes of jello, 4 different flavors – you will need 2 tablespoons of each
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and 1 ½ cups sugar
- Add eggs, milk and vanilla extract and mix until smooth
- Gradually add the flour mixture and mix well
- Divide the dough into four equal portions and place in separate bowls
- Scatter 2 tablespoons of jelly into each bowl
- Knead until everything is well mixed
- In a small bowl, add sugar to coat the cookie balls
- Divide the dough with a cookie dough scoop or tablespoon
- Roll into balls and then roll in sugar
- Place on the prepared baking sheet
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until just lightly browned on the edges
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before placing on the wire rack
- Cool down completely
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature