How to Make Jello Cookies

Jello cookies are sugar cookies that are tinted a new color when you blend in a dry packet of flavored gelatin. Choose your gelatin color and flavor to create the perfect cookie for any holiday. For instance, choose orange gelatin for Halloween or cherry gelatin for Valentine’s Day.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease.


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease.

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Combine the butter, sugar, gelatin, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat the ingredients on medium speed using a spatula, a handheld mixer or a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.

Combine the butter, sugar, gelatin, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat the ingredients on medium speed using a spatula, a handheld mixer or a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.

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Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate mixing bowl.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate mixing bowl.

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Add 1/2 cup of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients while mixing at medium speed.

Add 1/2 cup of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients while mixing at medium speed.

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Continue adding the dry ingredients in 1/2-cup increments until the dry ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.



Continue adding the dry ingredients in 1/2-cup increments until the dry ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.

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Scoop out enough dough to roll the dough into a ball with a diameter of 1-1/2" (4 centimeters) using clean hands or a spoon.

Scoop out enough dough to roll the dough into a ball with a diameter of 1-1/2″ (4 centimeters) using clean hands or a spoon.

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Place the balls of dough onto the baking sheet as you work through the batch.

Place the balls of dough onto the baking sheet as you work through the batch.

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Place a fork over the top of each cookie and press downward with the tines.

Place a fork over the top of each cookie and press downward with the tines.

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Turn your fork 90 degrees until it is perpendicular with the first impression.

Turn your fork 90 degrees until it is perpendicular with the first impression.

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Bake the cookies for 15 minutes or until you see a golden brown ring forming near the base of the cookies.


Bake the cookies for 15 minutes or until you see a golden brown ring forming near the base of the cookies.

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Remove the cookies from the oven and cool for 2 minutes before using a spatula to move the cookies to wire racks.

Remove the cookies from the oven and cool for 2 minutes before using a spatula to move the cookies to wire racks.

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