Jell-O Cookies


I must admit, that I have a bit of a problem with stocking up my pantry. When something goes on sale and it’s something we use, I buy lots of it! And such was the case with Jell-O recently. Not that we truly love Jell-O, but it was on sale, so I stocked up. But the problem was that those little slippery boxes flew out of the pantry every time I opened it up and it was beginning to get on my nerves.

So when I found this recipe, I knew exactly how to use up some of the boxes and one flavor was better then the next. Plus, they were kindda pretty and fun for Easter…


Jell-O Cookies


1/4 cup butter-at room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 (3 ounce) box Jell-O
2 large eggs-at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cream the butter, shortening, sugar and Jell-O. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat on medium speed until well mixed. On low, mix in the flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well.

Roll the dough into 1" to 1 1/2" balls (I used a small cookie scoop) and then roll in a bowl of sugar, completely covering the exterior of the dough. Place on a lined baking sheet about 2" apart. Using a flat-bottomed glass, press the dough to about 3/8" thickness. Sprinkle the top with a complimentary sanding sugar.

Bake for 6 minutes. Cool on a rack. Store in an air-tight container.

I'm sorry I can't give credit, my print out doesn't include the blog name of where this came from.

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4 Responses to “Jell-O Cookies”

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    marcellina — April 12, 2013 @ 4:53 am

    Oooooo, these cookies look delightful! Love the colours! Yes, I tend to buy up when I find specials, too.

    • anniebakes replied: — April 12th, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

      thank you, aren’t they festive??

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    Julie M. — April 12, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    what a cute idea for Easter! I should send this recipe to my mom. She’s always looking for ways to use up her jello. How are things going up north? Are you starting to thaw out yet?

    • anniebakes replied: — April 13th, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

      it’s so much fun and cute as well!

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