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Patriotic Jello Sugar Cookies are easy to make with red and blue jello and a simple buttercream frosting that can be flavored to match! These sugar cookies can be rolled and cut out into shapes or just quickly scooped out into balls.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jello sugar cookies
Servings: 30 cookies


  • 1 cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 3 obox Jello (reserve 1-2 Tbsp for frosting if desired
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 1/4 cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp reserved Jello


  • Cream butter and sugar together for about 2 minutes with an electric mixer.
  • Add Jello and continue to mix for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Add eggs and mix well.
  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt together in a separate bowl and then add to the Jello mixture. Mix just until thoroughly combined. 
  • If rolling into ball, scoop the dough out by tablespoons and roll into smooth balls. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Spray the bottom of a measuring cup with cooking spray and then press the measuring cup onto a plate with a thin layer of sugar on it. Press each cookie ball with the bottom of the measuring cup, dipping into the sugar in between each cookie. 
  • If making cut-out cookies, chill the dough for at least 2 hours. Divide in half and roll out each half to about 1/4" thick. Cut out shapes and place on a prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies at 375° for 8-9 minutes. 
  • Let cool and then add frosting if desired. 


  • Mix butter, sour cream, 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and reserved Jello power with an electric mixer until smooth. Add milk 1/2 Tbsp at a time until the mixture reaches desired consistency.