These bright and colorful Jello cookies are such a fun way to get the kids involved in the kitchen, and they’re easy to make too!
Who else loves to bake with their kids? It’s one of my favorite things to do, but I have to confess that sometimes I’m not very patient. I’m such a perfectionist about my own baking that it drives me a little crazy when they throw things in willy-nilly, or overmix everything.
So I’m always on the lookout for fun recipes that the kids will enjoy making, but that are also pretty foolproof and hard to mess up. These colorful Jello cookies totally fit the bill! They’re simple and fun to make, and my kids love the bright colors and fun flavor combinations. These cookies are so much fun!
How to Make Jello Pudding Cookies
Adding Jello mix to your cookies is a fun way to add flavor and color! I let my kids choose the flavors they wanted, then we mixed up a simple cookie dough, and separated it into four bowls. The girls sprinkled on some Jello, added a little food coloring, and then mixed the dough until the color was distributed evenly throughout the dough. The cookie dough is fun and squishy, almost like play dough, and mixing it is the perfect job for little hands.
Next, we rolled the dough into balls, and rolled the balls in sugar. Be sure to give them at least 1-2 inches of space on the baking sheet, because they will spread quite a bit as they bake.
Next, flatten each of the balls of dough using a glass. My kids especially liked this part!
Bake the cookies until the bottoms are just barely golden, and the tops look dry. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the pan before moving to a cooling rack. They come out of the oven so bright and fun and beautiful!
These colorful Jello cookies are so much fun for kids and adults alike!
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Colorful Jello Cookies
These bright and colorful Jello cookies are such a fun way to get the kids involved in the kitchen, and they're easy to make too!
- 1 1/4 cup sugar divided
- 2/3 cup butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 4 small boxes of jello mix various colors
- food coloring
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and line two baking sheets with silicone or parchment.
Cream together the butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well. Add the vanilla and mix until combined. Add the flour, salt, and baking soda, and mix until combined.
Divide the dough into four equal portions (one for each color of jello mix), and add 1 1/2 tablespoons of jello mix to each portion. Add 3-4 drops of the same color of food coloring to each bowl. Mix until the color is even distributed throughout the dough.
Place the remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Roll the dough into one inch balls, then roll each ball in the sugar. Place on the prepared baking sheets and flatten slightly with a glass.
Bake 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies just slightly browned on the bottom and the tops look dry. Let cool 5 minutes on the pan before transferring to a cooling rack.