Do you love snickerdoodles? Then, I’ve got a fun twist for you today. These Jello Snickerdoodle cookies take all the best parts of a snickerdoodle and add some zing. It’s a fun way to add a pop of flavor to your cookies… not to mention, just look at those colors!! Admittedly, I think that was my favorite part. Are you ready to kick your cookie game up a notch with these jello snickerdoodle cookies?
JELLO SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES
JELLO SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES ARE PERFECT FOR EVENTS
Trying to color-coordinate treats with an event? Look no further! The colors you can create with this recipe are nearly endless and you’re sure to end up with just what you need. Without a ton of work! Simply choose your jello based on the colors you’re trying to create and you’ve got yourself a perfectly pretty cookie platter.
LET’S MAKE JELLO SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES
Serves: Approx 6 dozen
- 3 cups flour
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
- Flavored Gelatin (Jello) - I made 5 different colors/flavors. I used about 1.5 oz for every 8 oz of cookie dough, but I'll explain that more in a minute.
Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- Adjust to taste if you prefer
- Combine butter, sugars, salt, soda and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl.
- Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
- Stir in flour and mix until well combined and dough forms.
- Separate the dough into equal balls. This is were I got a little complicated. I made 5 colors and each ball of dough ended up being just barely over 8 oz. Yes, I measured it out on my kitchen scale. You don't have to be as precise, but it will make your flavors more consistent in strength as well as keeping each flavor close to the same number of cookies if you do measure it out. For each 8 oz ball of dough I ended up using 1.5 oz of gelatin powder. You could easily use 1 oz and the flavor would still be strong enough (although the color probably wouldn't be as bright).
- Mix the gelatin in to each ball. I just put the dough back in my KitchenAid and mixed it until the gelatin powder was combined with the dough. Then I kneaded the dough by hand to get the color mixed evenly. It didn't take much kneading.
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll the tops in cinnamon sugar topping. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Preheat oven to 300F and bake for 12-15 mins. Mine were perfect at 13 mins.
- Remove from oven and cool 2-4 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container. Yields approximately 6 dozen cookies (I got about 15 cookies of each color, just FYI.)