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The Best Jello Cookies – Patriotic Perfection

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These patriotic jello cookies are the perfect addition to any upcoming Fourth of July celebrations, whether you’re having a BBQ or picnic, or staying home and watching fireworks from your lawn. They are simple to make and taste delicious!

Jello Cookies

Jello Cookies

Fourth of July is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about all things red, white and blue. If you’re looking for a tasty, simple treat for your 4th of July celebration, this jello cookie recipe is just for you! Not only are they suuuuuper easy to make, but they are soft and chewy and totally delicious!

Easy Jello Cookies

The cookie dough is similar to a sugar cookie dough, but I’ll show you how to add a little jello mix and food coloring to make your colors bright and vibrant!

Jello Cookie

This method works with any colors, so you can whip these cookies up for any holiday or celebration!

Here are a few more 4th of July Treats we think you’ll love –

And here is the easy recipe –

Patriotic Jello Cookies

Jello Cookies
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Patriotic Jello Cookies

These patriotic jello cookies are the perfect addition to any upcoming Fourth of July celebrations, whether you're having a BBQ or picnic, or staying home and watching fireworks from your lawn. They are simple to make and taste delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 1 cookie
Calories 135 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 oz red jello mix
  • 3 oz blue jello mix
  • cream cheese frosting
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cream together your butter and sugar until mixed.
  3. Add in your eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add in your flour, salt, and baking soda. Combine everything together.
  5. Divide your dough in half and add 3 TBS of red jello to one and 3 TBS to the other. Add in about 1/4 tsp red food coloring to the red mix and the same amount of blue food coloring to the blue dough.
  6. Add 1 TBS red jello mixed with 1 TBS sugar to a small bowl. And do the same with the blue jello.
  7. Roll your cookie dough into small tablespoon sized balls and roll each ball into the coordinating jello sugar.
  8. Put your cookie dough balls onto a prepared baking sheet and squish them down with the bottom of a cup.
  9. Cook for about 8-10 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool completely then decorate with frosting and sprinkles and ENJOY!

Jello Cookies Recipe

Nothing better than a warm, soft cookie, right?

Have you made Jello Cookies before?

Give them a try and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

Easy Jello Cookie recipe

ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Ellen and Aimee are the mother & daughter duo behind the blog Like Mother Like Daughter. They share their favorite family recipes that will quickly become favorites for your family too! Aimee was a contributor on Somewhat Simple in 2016. 

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