Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

From food and family magazine. A good cookie for the kids to make using those boxes of jello that never get made. Do not overbake!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. PREHEAT oven to 400°F
  2. Mix flour and baking powder; set aside.
  3. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy.
  4. Gradually add sugar and 1 pkg. of the dry gelatin, beating until light and fluffy.
  5. Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
  6. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended after each addition.
  7. SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls.
  8. Place, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheets.
  9. Flatten with bottom of clean glass.
  10. Sprinkle with remaining dry gelatin.
  11. BAKE 8 to 10 minute or until edges are lightly browned.
  12. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks.
  13. Cool completely.
  14. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.
Most Helpful

Okay, I remember this recipe. Actually I did a search here for this because I don't have the recipe any more. I loved these. So when the post stated it was from food and family I looked it up! This is the same, there are no mistakes in it. I actually loved these and thought they were great. Thank you so much for posting this; I want to make these again. Five stars from me!

WhatamIgonnaeatnext? June 03, 2010

This did not turn out. Perhaps it was the flavor of the jello, berry fusion, I added a little milk to the dough because it wouldn't stay together. I also added an egg. I think the recipe was posted incorrectly. Thank you.

Montana Heart Song August 03, 2009

I had the same problem. It was too dry. Wanted to make them into cut out cookies but could not roll them out w/out crumbling. Even making a ball was hard. Nice flavor however so I will try again with an extra egg or look to see what the other jello recipe's are calling for fluids.

1002689 December 04, 2008