JELL-O® Pastel Cookies

JELL-O® Pastel Cookies


"Use any flavor of JELL-O Brand Gelatin to flavor and give a punch of color to these fun and easy cookies."


40 m servings 188 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 188 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.7g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 114 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix flour and baking powder; set aside. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar and 1 package of the dry gelatin, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended after each addition.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of clean glass. Sprinkle with remaining dry gelatin.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.
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  1. 42 Ratings


We LOVE this cookies! I was so excited to find the recipe online, as I remember them from my childhood. The first time I made this recipe I used Strawberry Jello and used another reviewer's idea...

I'm not exactly sure how I feel about these. If half stars were available, I think I would have given them 3 1/2 stars because the flavor was just okay. But I gave them the benefit of the doubt ...

These were rather dry and the jello gave them a funny taste. Even the kids didn't eat these.

Really great cookie. I made these with lime jello and dipped them in white chocolate when they cooled. I gave them as gifts to my neighbors for the holidays. Everyone raved about them. This one ...

I have been making these cookies for over 30 years! They are very good and you can use them with your cookie press. Try using the cranberry jello, very tasty.

Thank you for sharing this recipe. My grandma made these when we were kids, they were my favorites. When I copied the recipe from her I missed the sugar part and hadn't quite figured it out. T...

Mixed these by hand, as per another reviewer's suggestion to avoid flat cookies, but they baked incredibly flat anyway. I was so excited to make these, but I am very disappointed. I could bare...

Yummy and simple. My kids love picking out the flavor of jello and they can almost make them all by themselves now. You have to have them in red and green at Christmas - they are perfect on yo...

My family like these cookies. We really like their texture--soft but not greasy, firm but not tough. The kids like to decorate them using food color markers because they hold-up well.