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Sat Sep 18, 2021, 07:08 PM

Simple Jell-O Cookies

Jell-O cookies are made using a sugar cookie dough as the base. We chose to make our cookie dough from scratch, but you can certainly make them much quicker (and with fewer ingredients) by using a store-bought mix. For multiple colors, you’ll need a variety of Jell-O flavors. Or, choose to just try it out with one of your all-time favorites.

Ingredients
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 cups flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
Jell-O powder, 4 different flavors

Step 1: Cream the butter and sugar
First, preheat your oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in the egg and mix to combine.

Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing until a soft dough forms.

Step 3: Knead in the Jell-O powder
Divide the cookie dough into four sections. Place each section of dough in a small bowl and sprinkle 4 tablespoons of Jell-o powder into each bowl. Use your hands to knead the Jell-O powder into each section of dough until fully combined.

Step 4: Time to bake!
Use a cookie scoop to scoop tablespoon-sized balls of dough. Roll the ball with your hands and flatten gently before placing it on a greased cookie sheet. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes until the edges just begin to brown. After 10 minutes, remove the cookies from the oven.

Let sit on the hot baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

If you love Jell-O, this recipe may sound super appealing right off the bat. However, if you’re like me and not a fan of prepared Jell-O, it’s hard not to be skeptical. Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised! It won’t stain your hands! This is a great opportunity to get the kids involved, especially as the cookie dough seems just like Play-Doh while you’re kneading in the color.

As for the flavor? That’s where things get interesting. These cookies not only look fun and colorful, but they’re ridiculously tasty—and borderline addictive. The fruity taste of each Jell-O flavor is subtle but it does come through, so keep that in mind. Lemon and lime Jell-O powder results in a more delicate flavor, while bolder fruit flavors such as strawberry and berry blue definitely come through more in the cookie. Overall, the exciting colors, the subtle fruit flavors and the slight tanginess the Jell-O powder brings to the mix make this cookie so much more intriguing than your regular old sugar cookie.

https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/jello-cookies-recipe/

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 07:16 PM

1. WHAT JELLO FLAVORS ARE THERE?

Apricot, Berry Blue, Black Cherry, Blackberry, Blackberry Fusion, Cherry, Cherry Lemonade, Concord Grape, Cotton Candy, Fruit Punch, Grape, Green Apple, Lemon, Lemon-Lime, Lime, Mango, Margarita, Melon Fusion, Orange, Peach, Pineapple, Raspberry, Strawberry, Strawberry-Banana, Tropical Fusion, and Watermelon.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 07:35 PM

2. I am pleased to see that Taste of Home uses the word correctly..

..in the title and in the article!

Jell-O.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 08:34 PM

5. How else would you use it?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 10:54 PM

6. "jello" nt

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 05:39 AM

7. I think there are two ways of spelling and using 'jello'

I think the way you prefer is the brand name,
but I think 'jello' is used in a generic way.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 12:35 PM

8. yeah, a person can spell anything any way they want to.

But when talking about a brand, "Jell-O" is correct.

Otherwise, a person could just write "flavored gelatin" -- but I spent my working life as an editor, so I'm funny that way.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 12:46 PM

9. The recipe does not require the use of the 'brand "Jell-O" ...

Although the brand "Jell-O" is used in the posted recipe.
Any 'jello' should work.

It's like Q-tips, Scotch tape, etc.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 07:36 PM

3. Oh My., Looks like fun cookies.

I would double the recipe. Cup and half flour doesn't make a lot of cookies

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 07:53 PM

4. I have made these for decades.

They are delicious!

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