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JELL-O Pastel Cookies

JELL-O Pastel Cookies is rated 3.6979166666666665 out of 5 by 192.
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
40
min.
Servings

5 doz. or 30 servings, 2 cookies each

Pretty in pink, green, yellow and any other color you love. Jell-O Gelatin in the dough and sprinkled on top makes sugar cookies even more special.

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Make It

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  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Mix flour and baking powder. Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and 1 pkg. gelatin; beat until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass. Sprinkle with remaining dry gelatin mix.
  • Bake 8 to 10 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 3 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Size Wise

These colorful cookies are fun to make and can be enjoyed in moderation.

Special Extra

Place cookie dough on parchment-covered baking sheets to prevent cookies from sticking to pans and to help keep baking sheets clean between batches.

Note

For best results, use the same flavor of JELL-O Gelatin for both the cookie dough and sprinkling on top.

Substitute

Prepare using your favorite flavor of JELL-O Gelatin.

Servings

  • 5 doz. or 30 servings, 2 cookies each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 5 doz. or 30 servings, 2 cookies each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 180
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 110mg
Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great recipe, my kids and neighborhood friends loved it! This is a great recipe, my kids and neighborhood friends loved it! I used one larger package of JELL-O and split it in half (8 serving size). Also, with the last batch I made, I added sugar when sprinkling on top, it turned out nicely. Time saver – so the glass didn’t stick when pressing the cookies I used wax paper. I made the dough balls and put them on foil lined cookie sheets and a foil lined roasting pan (worked great) and then used one long sheet of wax paper to lay on top of the dough balls and then pressed down with the glass, it really saved time and I didn’t even have to wash the glass after baking.
Date published: 2005-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made lemon cookies with this receipe they are wonderful. I made lemon cookies with this receipe they are wonderful. I actually used the sugar free box of lemon Jello. You can taste the flour unless they bake a little longer. In the next batch I will use 1/2 cup less flour. I used a few drops yellow food color when I put in the vanilla to give the cookie an inviting look. I did not however, use the Jello sprinkeled on the top. Use a little cooking spray on the bottom of your flat glass and set on a paper plate with about 1/3 cup sugar on it, no need to respray the glass. Dip the glass in the sugar plate after lightly pressing each cookie. If you wish to use the Jello on top of the cookie, put it on the plate and dip your flat glass in the Jello.
Date published: 2005-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made these for the 1st time & they were very good. I made these for the 1st time & they were very good. I split the dough as I did not want to make 2 full batches, then added a lg box of strawberry to 1/2 & the same in the lime to the other 1/2. The lime was very sweet, but the Strawberry was very good. Next time I will only use a small box of lime. Instead of gelatin mix, I used red & green sugar sprinkles on the opposite color of the dough, then placed wax paper over the cookies & pressed with a drinking glass instead of dish. They formed perfectly. The colors did not look pastel, but a very bright red & green, perfect for Christmas! I will try other flavors in the future & will definitely file this in my cookie recipe box. A great & easy recipe to follow & very little mess & ingredients.
Date published: 2005-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I may or may not make this recipe again. I may or may not make this recipe again. It seemed so easy, but is actually quite a pain. The large amount of flour actually ruined my electric mixer! For those making them I have a suggestion: Instead of trying to shake the Jell-o on the cookies, put it on a plate on press the balls of dough into it. This also flattens at the same time so there is no reason to use the glass. Once I did this my cookies came out much better. They were tasty after all was said and done.
Date published: 2005-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Jell-O cookies are great and a big hit with anyone. The Jell-O cookies are great and a big hit with anyone. I have been baking them for over 30 years. The original recipe was in either a Woman's Day or Family Circle magazine in the 70's. I have the page from the magazine and it is a little worn around the edges. The recipe I have calls for forcing the dough through a cookie press and making shaped cookies. My children always enjoyed decorating them for Christmas and other special occasions. I would say, ENJOY!!
Date published: 2005-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I made these for Christmas cookie trays this year. I made these for Christmas cookie trays this year. I used cherry jell-o instead of strawberry, which gave a darker color. Some of them I flattened, as in the recipe, and some of them I cut into petal shapes and put candies in the centers. They looked really pretty - although you couldn't really see the sprinkles in the center - but they tasted rather bland. Even butter cookies are better. I felt like this was a waste of ingredients.
Date published: 2006-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every year I give a variety of cookies on a tray as gifts for the holidays. Every year I give a variety of cookies on a tray as gifts for the holidays. I usually make at least 12 kinds of cookies with 3 or 4 of them being new recipes. This past holiday season I added the Jello pastel cookies. The raves were great. I did use lemon Jello and changed the flavoring from vanilla to lemon extract. Many thought they were a version of lemon squares. They will be on my trays from here on out. Thanks Kraft! Gail B
Date published: 2006-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made these for two baby showers, I used blue raspberry jello for the boy shower and strawberry... I made these for two baby showers, I used blue raspberry jello for the boy shower and strawberry jello for the girl shower, these took center stage at the baby shower. The flavor was unique and delicious. Everyone wanted the recipe. For summer you can probably use lemon jello or you can use strawberry jello add some mini chocolate chips so they look like watermelon slices. So much you can do with this, I love it and my kids do to!!
Date published: 2006-11-10
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