Jello Cookies

Just because Easter is over now doesn’t mean we have to move on from fun brightly colored treats. Spring is the perfect time to enjoy fun tasty treats. I love all the light and sweet colors of this season. You are going to love these Jello Cookies! Sweet colorful and fun to make. Get the kids involved and you have a party!

The Jello not only colors the cookie it also takes on the flavor of the Jello. They have just a hint of tartness and are balanced perfectly with the sweetness. Let the kids pick their favorite flavors and make a fun afternoon of of cookie baking.

Personally Lemon was my favorite, closely followed by Strawberry. They had the perfect balance of the sweet and tart. The bright colors just make these cookies FUN!

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I don’t think the sugar free Jello mix would work as well as it would have an artificial sweetener in it and I don’t think it would have the same flavor. I also added a drop or two of food coloring to help boost the color, especially for the photo’s. If you are not a fan of food coloring by all means don’t feel the need to use it.

The base dough is very similar to a sugar cookie only a little less sugar. The Jello mix does have a sugar in it also adds to the overall sweetness.

I just couldn’t resist. I had to take a big bite!! Photo shoot over….. Time to eat the cookies!

What’s your favorite Jello Cookie flavor?

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 4 (3 oz) packages of jello
  • Food coloring, optional

Instructions

  • cream together butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy
  • mix in egg and vanilla.
  • mix baking powder, baking soda and cream of tartar
  • Slowly add flour
  • Separate the dough into four mixing bowls
  • Sprinkle two Tablespoons of jello onto the cookie dough{only one flavor per bowl}
  • using your hand fold and mix or even knead the Jello til all is combined and the color is solid throughout
  • add a few drops of food coloring in, if you’d like the color to be more vibrant
  • scoop 1 tbsp sized of cookie dough roll onto a parchment lined cookie sheet press down with the back of a spoon
  • chill the dough at least 30 min to 2 hours
  • preheat oven to 350
  • bake for 9 min
  • remove and let cool
  • Enjoy!
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