½cupbutter, softenedI used salted, but you can use unsalted
6ozJellotwo 3-oz boxes, approximately 6 tablespoons (I used Lime Jell-O for green & black cherry for red)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a small bowl put the sugar in it, this is what the cookie dough balls will be rolled in before baking.
In a large mixing bowl, mix with a hand mixer the cookie mix, softened butter & egg. On medium speed mix until all combined and nice and fluffy. *If you are making two different colored cookies then divide the dough into 2 bowls.
Next, add the dry Jello mix of your choice to each bowl (6 tablespoons of dry mix) per bowl. You can adjust this step to accommodate more or fewer colors. See recipe card note for more.
Use a hand mixer to get the Jello evenly distributed throughout the dough. Once mixed, knead the dough with your hands to make the colors more prominent.
Next, scoop the dough into dough balls using a medium-sized cookie scoop. Then, roll each ball of dough into the granulated sugar.
Proceed to place onto your prepared baking sheet and leave 2 inches of space between each cookie.
Bake the cookies in the oven for 12-14 minutes. After baking is complete, cool on the pan for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
*NOTE* If you only want to make 1 color, in 1 bowl combine the dough with 2 boxes of Jell-O of the same flavor. If you want to make 4 colors. Separate the dough into 4 bowls, add approximately 3 tablespoons of Jell-O per bowl.