Jello cookies get their bright color and flavor from packaged gelatin. Choose your favorite for a fantastic custom cookie.
Growing up, I was never exceedingly fond of jello. There was just something about the – well, jiggly texture that didn’t speak to me – at all. And let me tell ya, my Nana’s lime jello fruit salad definitely didn’t help matters. I’m fairly certain that the words jello and salad should never be used in conjunction. It’s just wrong on so many levels.
Then Jell-o Jigglers happened and all the cool kids were running around the neighborhood with brightly hued, wiggly circle and diamond cutouts. I totally wanted in on the jiggly fun, so I begged my mom to make us a batch. And to make my Jell-o Jiggler experience complete, I demanded celestial cookie cutters. Because what better way to upstage a standard circle cutout than with suns, moons and stars?
Even though I was super proud of my perfectly shaped jigglers, I still couldn’t handle the texture. Fast-forward 20 plus years and my sentiment is pretty much the same. Unless of course it’s used to make cookies, then, I’m all about it.
Not only are jello cookies delicious, they’re super easy to make. And with so many color options and flavors to choose from, the possibilities are endless.
After coming across Cherry Lemonade Jell-o, I knew exactly what flavor cookies I’d be whipping up for all you Food Fanatics. I pumped up the lemon flavor by adding in freshly grated lemon zest. The fresh and fruity flavor of jello cookies makes them perfect for a spring party. Pair them with homemade cherry lemonade and you’ll have a refreshing snack for upcoming poolside afternoons.
Whether you’re looking for a new cookie recipe to try, or you simply want to use up a couple of the random boxes of jello hanging out in your pantry – these cookies for you!