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Festive Fruity Cookies

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Using this easy, basic cookie recipe, you can easily change the flavors (and colors!) by using different flavors of JELL-O Gelatin."
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40 m servings 132 cals
Original recipe yields 30 servings (30 cookies)


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  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Reserve 1 tbsp. dry gelatin mix. Combine remaining dry gelatin mix with flour and baking powder. Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add granulated sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each addition.
  3. Shape dough into 30 (1-inch) balls. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of clean glass.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  5. Whisk powdered sugar, reserved gelatin mix and milk until blended; spread onto cookies. Top with sprinkles.


  • Reduced Sugar Version: Save 14g of sugar per serving by omitting the powdered sugar frosting and sprinkles, preparing the cookies with JELL-O Sugar Free Gelatin, and substituting 1/4 cup granulated sugar substitute for the granulated sugar. Melt 1 oz. BAKER'S White Chocolate. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 132 calories; 5.1 g fat; 20.7 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; 18 mg cholesterol; 57 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I love this recipe. I made the cookies three times for Christmas. I made cherry and lime with the frosting and then I did lemon and used my cookie press. I sprinkled the lemon ones with the J...

This is pretty much the same recipe as the jello pastel cookies, which I've made before but its no longer on this website. Only difference is you dip a glass in reserved gelatin before you pres...