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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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Pin showing the finished jello cookies recipe ready to eat title across the middle.

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.

Featured image showing the finished jello cookies recipe ready to serve.

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!

A top down look at the finished jello cookies recipe ready to eat.

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.

Stack of the finished jello cookies recipe ready to serve.

There are other gluten free baking blends out there that work really well too. I’ve used the Pillsbury one, as well as the Bob’s Red Mill one and they are all work great.

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!

A close up look at the red green yellow and orange cookies ready to serve.

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!

Side view of the stacked up cookies ready to eat or share.

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 mixerspatula, 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!

close up view of the colorful and finished cookie ready to eat.

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.

ingredients needed to make the jello cookies laid out before we begin baking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper 

butter and sugar creamed together and then egg being added.

Cream butter and sugar then add egg 

dry ingredients being added to the sugar and butter mixture.

In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda 

dough formed and separated into four bowls for flavoring and coloring.

Add to wet mixture, mix until soft dough forms 

Divide dough into 4 separate bowls

jello powder being added to each bowl.

Add 4 tablespoons of each Jell-O to the bowls, 1 flavor each bowl 

all bowls with their jello powder added.

Use hands to knead until full combined 

dough ready to be baked!

Scoop, roll into a ball, flatten gently and place on lined baking sheet 

rolls of dough on baking sheets ready to bake.

Bake 10 minutes 

baked cookies cooling a bit before being transferred to a cooling rack.

Rest 5 minutes on baking sheet then move to cooling rack to cool 

cookies cooling slightly before being put on cooling rack.

Dust with sprinkles and enjoy! 

Finished cookies ready to eat.

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!

a look at the finished cookies ready to share.

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Printable Jello Cookies Recipe:

Yield: 12 Cookies

Jello Cookies Recipe

Featured image showing the finished jello cookies recipe ready to serve.

This fun and festive Jello cookies recipe is easy to make and super cute for sharing. Try out this simple cookie recipe today!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Cream butter and sugar then add egg
  3. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda
  4. Add to wet mixture, mix until soft dough forms
  5. Divide dough into 4 separate bowls
  6. Add 4 tablespoons of each Jell-O to the bowls, 1 flavor each bowl
  7. Use hands to knead until full combined
  8. Scoop, roll into a ball, flatten gently and place on lined baking sheet
  9. Bake 10 minutes
  10. Rest 5 minutes on baking sheet then move to cooling rack to cool
  11. Dust with sprinkles and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

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.

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