This fun and festive Jello cookies recipe is easy to make and super cute for sharing. Try out this simple cookie recipe today!
There’s just something so adorable about rainbow cookies. The best part is that these cookies are flavored with Jello powder too so they’re delicious and cute.
If you are making cookies to share for the holidays, need a treat for a rainbow party or birthday celebration, or you just want to make a recipe that is easy and Instagram worthy these Jello cookies are the best option!
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When it comes to making rainbow recipes you might look at the photos and be a little intimidated. The truth is that it’s not hard to make these great cookies.
Another rainbow favorite in our house is this Marshmallow Fudge Recipe! It’s super cute and very colorful. Tastes great too so it’s not just a colorful flop..same goes for these cookies which get their flavor from the Jello powders.
How many cookies does one batch make?
One batch of these cookies will make about a dozen cookies. You can make them smaller and probably be closer to two dozen cookies but it’s also really easy to just double the recipe so you can have extra cookies to share.
Jello cookies go quick in our house so we never have to worry about them sitting around and going stale! If you double the recipe or make a triple batch you can also use more Jello flavors so that you can add more colors to your rainbow!
Is it possible to make these Jello cookies gluten free?
You can absolutely make this Jello cookies recipe gluten free. I would recommend using a mix like this in place of the regular flour.
The King Arthur gluten free baking flour is great for making all kinds of great baked goods and it replaces regular flour really nicely so you shouldn’t have any problems with texture, baking time, or moisture levels.
All of the other ingredients in the recipe should be naturally gluten free. Keep an eye on additives and be sure you don’t end up with any sneaky gluten and then you’re all set!
What do I need to make cookies flavored with Jello?
This recipe uses pretty standard ingredients for a sugar cookie recipe. We’ll be using butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, Jello, and you can top them with silver edible glitter or some rolling sugar whatever you like!
You can use whatever flavors and colors of Jello you want for this cookie recipe. Use your favorites, let the kids pick there favorites, make them themed for your holiday or party, it doesn’t matter, they’ll be delicious every time!
There’s no hard and fast rule about the flavors here, just use what you like and they’ll be amazing cookies that are brightly colored and delicious.
Kitchen essentials for tasty cookie recipes:
When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.
I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!
Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!
How to make colorful and cute cookies with Jello:
This Jello cookies recipe is really easy to make. Here are the step by step instructions so you can see just how we make these gorgeous and brightly colored cookies to share.
Don’t forget you can find the full ingredients amounts, nutritional estimates, instructions, and helpful shopping links in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper
Cream butter and sugar then add egg
In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda
Add to wet mixture, mix until soft dough forms
Divide dough into 4 separate bowls
Add 4 tablespoons of each Jell-O to the bowls, 1 flavor each bowl
Use hands to knead until full combined
Scoop, roll into a ball, flatten gently and place on lined baking sheet
Bake 10 minutes
Rest 5 minutes on baking sheet then move to cooling rack to cool
Dust with sprinkles and enjoy!
Looking for more delicious cookie recipes?
Here are some of our other favorite cookie recipes so you can plan for the holidays, baking for parties, and more. There’s something for everyone in this collection and of course you can find both baked and no bake cookie recipes here to share!
- Pumpkin Spice Cookie Recipe
- No Bake Christmas Cookies
- No Bake Pumpkin Cookies
- Chocolate Walnut Cookies
- Easy Pie Crust Cookies
- No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
- Cake Mix Cookie Recipe
- An Easy Brownie Cookies Recipe!
- Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
Printable Jello Cookies Recipe:
- ½ cup unsalted butter, soft
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- Jell-O, 4 different flavors/colors
- Silver edible glitter, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper
- Cream butter and sugar then add egg
- In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda
- Add to wet mixture, mix until soft dough forms
- Divide dough into 4 separate bowls
- Add 4 tablespoons of each Jell-O to the bowls, 1 flavor each bowl
- Use hands to knead until full combined
- Scoop, roll into a ball, flatten gently and place on lined baking sheet
- Bake 10 minutes
- Rest 5 minutes on baking sheet then move to cooling rack to cool
- Dust with sprinkles and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g
I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.