Orange Easter JELLO Pastel Cookies Recipe

I love JELLO. Even more than I love JELLO, I love making things with JELLO, like this super easy Orange Easter JELLO Pastel Cookies Recipe from Kraft!

I started making this JELLO Pastel Cookies Recipe a few years ago for a Christmas party and now I just switch out the flavor of the JELLO depending on the holiday or event that I am baking for.

orange jello pastel cookies recipe

I had never tried using orange JELLO before, but after having a serious craving for a Creamsicle last night – and not having access to a Creamsicle – I decided to switch things up and see if I could make an orange cookie!

I have always loved this JELLO Pastel Cookies Recipe, but I have to tell you, adding orange JELLO just took it to a whole new level of deliciousness!

Of course I made cherry JELLO Pastel Cookies too, because what fun is Easter with out pink cookies?

Answer: Not much fun.

orange jello pastel cookies

Cherry and Orange Easter JELLO Pastel Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (4 servings each) JELL-O gelatin mix
  • 3 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3.5 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, or the stand of a kitchen mixer, beat butter until creamy and smooth. Add in sugar, vanilla and one package of the JELL-O and beat until light and fluffy. Add in baking powder and flour, beating at medium speed until you have a thick, crumbly dough.

Roll dough into one inch balls and slightly flatten with the bottom of a glass. Sprinkle the tops with the leftover JELL-O mix.

Bake for 6 minutes, or until edges begin to turn golden brown.

Remove to cooling racks, or a kitchen counter lined with parchment, to cool.

Easter JELLO Pastel cookies recipe

Substitutions:

You can easily substitute sugar-free JELL-O mixes for the regular and the results will still come out fantastic. I have tried subsituting Splenda and other sweeteners in place of the sugar (I have a Type 2 Diabetic father) but they never seem to come out quite right!

You can also substitute coconut oil for the butter to make it a little healthier. Just don’t use extra virgin coconut oil, as it will lend a coconut flavor to the cookies.

Comments

  1. says

    YUM! These look so good. I always end up buying those jello packets thinking that I am going to actually make jello out of them, and never ever do. This would be the perfect use of them!

  2. Shantel says

    These look delish!! Can’t wait to try them! But I have a quick question- In the ingredient list it says baking soda but in the directions, it says baking powder… which one am I supposed to use? Thanks!

  3. says

    Hi Jenn! I’ve never tried Jell-O cookies, although I’ve seen them around the web. These look delicious, and I bet my kids would love them. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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