Cherry Jello Cookies (Gift Mix in a Jar)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Gift jar directions at bottom of the recipe - add onto a recipe card and attach to the gift! Or skip the gift making and indulge yourself with this treat!! NOTE: This recipe is to be prepared one QUART size wide mouth canning jar and will yield 3 dozen cookies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Creating the Gift in a Jar:
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.
  3. Loosely layer the ingredients in the jar as listed above starting with the flour, salt, baking powder, gelatin and then the sugar - making the layers as level as possible without pressing it down.
  4. Secure the lid and decorate as desired; attach the instructions for making these cookies found below.
  6. Additional ingredients to be added by the recipient: 3/4 cup butter, softened, 2 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  8. Preheat oven to 375.
  9. In a large bowl, blend the butter, eggs and vanilla extract.
  10. Add the contents of the jar, and stir until well mixed.
  11. Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.
  12. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are light brown in color.
  13. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to wire racks and cool completely.
  14. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


Most Helpful

I was looking for a unique, tasty, quick cookie recipe and this fit it to a tee! Wow, the taste of CHERRY just POPPED when I bit into the warm cookie. The everyday ingredients were quick to put together. Guests will be coming anytime now and I am ready to serve them something really different, very delicious and I am proud of adding this recipe to my all-time cookie favorites. Colourful Cathy

cezbs December 22, 2009

I rated this a two star because this recipe needs more sugar and other flavors. It turned out dry and bland tasting. Made this for my kids school party and you could barely tasted the Cherry jello. Also the jello company just cut back on their package sizes so a 3 oz jello package, is now 2 and 3/4 oz and not 3 oz anymore. So you will need to supplement this recipe by breaking open a second package of jello or using a large package. Even so in my personal notes I wrote to cut back on the salt to 1/2 tsp, if not 1/4 tsp., and add extra sugar and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla. Don't give this as a gift until you try it out yourself!!

KTandAL December 21, 2009

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