Cake Mix Jello Cookies made with just 4 ingredients & perfectly festive & flavorful! Use your favorite Jello flavors to create fun, fruity cake mix cookies that everyone loves!
We love to make cookies made with cake mix because it is such a simple and fun way to get a unique treat easily. With there being countless flavors of Jello in stores to buy, you will never run out of tasty ideas for these Jello cookies!
Making cookies with Jello mix not only helps to create a perfectly flavored cookie, but it also gives it a amazing texture that you want to sink your teeth into. Plus we make it even easier to make by using a cake mix too, the combination of Jello and cake mix create a wonderful fluffy and soft cookie.
The best part is this dough comes together so easily that you can have a batch of cookies prepped, baked, and in your hand ready to eat within just a few minutes. Match the colors of these Jello cookies to fit in with seasonal events, parties, or occasions and your cookies are sure to be a huge hit.
Why you’ll love this simple cookie recipe
- Minimal ingredients. To make this recipe, you only need a small number of ingredients. You may even have a some or all of them on hand, making this recipe even more convenient.
- Perfect for any occasion. These Jello cookies are a great dessert to serve at parties and get-togethers, but it’s equally as delicious at home with the family too. These cookies are fun to make for parties and match the color to the event theme!
- Extra delicious cookies. Is it possible that a cookie with only a few ingredients can be this delicious and flavorful? the addition of the Jello mix takes the simple cookie dough to the next level!
Cake Mix Jello Cookies Ingredients
Cake mix: You will need one 15.25-ounce sized box of yellow cake mix for the delicious base of the cookie dough.
Egg: Use 1 egg to help bind the dough together well and give the cookies a great fluffy texture.
Oil: Adding in ¾ cup of vegetable oil, or even olive oil, will help give the cookies the needed fats to stay nice and moist.
Jello: You will need to use two 3-ounce sized boxes of Jello. You can use any flavor desired, pick your favorite flavor or color to match a theme and it will be fantastic!
How to Make Cake Mix Jello Cookies
Get started by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Then, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Making the dough
In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry cake mix, egg, and vegetable oil using a whisk or handheld mixer. Continue to mix until combined.
Next, divide the dough into 2 separate bowls. Then, add one box of dry Jello mix into each bowl.
Use a hand mixer to evenly distribute the Jello throughout the dough. Also, use your hands to knead it together to make the dough come together. The dough will be thick like playdoh.
Proceed to use a cookie scoop or tablespoon size spoon, to scoop the dough out and place it onto the prepared baking sheet.
Next, roll each spooned dough into a ball and then flatten it out slightly with your hand or the back of a spoon.
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges look set.
Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve slightly warm and enjoy!
How long are Jello cookies good for?
You can keep these cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 or 4 days. A trick my mother in law taught me is to put a piece of bread in the cookie container, the cookies absorb the moisture from the bread and stay soft for a couple days longer.
Can I freeze cookies made with jello?
Yes, these cookies freeze wonderfully. Simply place the cookies into an airtight container and freeze for up to three months. Let the cookies thaw on the counter before eating so that they are softer enough to bite into. This only takes a few minutes for a single cookie or two.
Can I roll the cookie dough in sugar before baking?
Yes, this is a great addition to these cookies. By doing so you are adding a fun layer to the cookie. It creates a nice crisp edge and the texture of the sugar make it the perfect bite, crunchy and then chewy!
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Followed EXACTLY… (I always do when baking thr first time) I used one lemon and one lime jello for flavor. These were very quick and easy and tasty. I really wanted to give it 4.5 stars was because they were oily. When I make them again (and I absolutely will!) I will decrease the oil a small amount to see if that improves the cookies. My students and colleagues loved them. I did make a glaze of powdered sugar, a knob of butter, and freshly squeezed lemon juice (with a small amount of grated lemon peel). That took them from tasty to yumilicious!
I used 1 box of orange jello and a box of pineapple cake mix. I also reduced the oil to 2/3 cup from 3/4.
I stir the jello dry into the cake mix then add the egg
Mixing well then the oil. They turned out great.