Jello cookies & jello play dough!

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    jello cookies

    As the weather gets hotter in AZ we have to come up with more and more activities to do inside. My son  had SO much fun helping me with these jello cookies. It was one of our favorite activities together. He keeps begging to make the “jeylo playdough and cookies!”

    Make jello cookies and jello playdough with this yummy recipe!


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    The nice thing about this recipe is you can turn it into homemade playdough. Wash the kids hands (and counter of course) and then let the kids imaginations go wild!

    jello playdough

    Carson had so much fun smashing the dough and building BIG towers with all the colors.

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    Once he was tired of playing with the dough we rolled them into balls and dipped them in the jello sugar.

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    Don’t these cookies scream SUMMER?! I love all the bright colors! It was fun to taste all the different flavors too!

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    To get the flower look just smash them down with the bottom of a bowl. :)


    Jello cookies & jello play dough!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: jello cookies, jello play dough
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 36
    Calories: 169
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    A yummy cookie recipe that can be turned into play dough. So fun and perfect for Summer! 


    • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (softened)
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
    • 12 oz jello (4 packages)
    • food coloring (optional)


    • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla.
    • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and cream of tarter. Gradually add flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
    • Divide the dough into four sections. Sprinkle two Tablespoons of jello onto each section and then knead the dough until combined. You can add a few drops of food coloring in, if you’d like the color to be more vibrant.
    • Roll dough into 1-inch balls. If desired, you may roll the balls into the extra jello powder for a sweeter cookie. Then place dough onto the baking sheet two inches apart. Flatten the dough with the bottom of the bowl to allow the cookies to cook evenly. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Remove cookies from the pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.


    Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 35mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 4.9% | Calcium: 1.2% | Iron: 3.3%

    jello cookies

    The kids sure enjoyed these jello cookies! I let them each have one for being such great helpers. ;)

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