Jello Playdough & Jello Cookie Recipe (All In One!)

First and foremost, I must thank Jamielyn from I Heart Naptime for this fabulous recipe! My husband and I made this with our boys last weekend and had a blast! We loved the fact that you can play with the playdough and then when you finish playing, turn it into a DELICIOUS batch of cookies. The Jello adds a subtle tang and fruity flavor to a traditional sugar cookie recipe. So perfect for a summer treat!

Ingredients:

  • 3.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 cups salted butter or margarine(softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 (3 oz) pkg jello (you can choose any of your favorites)

Directions:

1. Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

2. Divide dough into 4 sections. Sprinkle 2 Tb of jello onto each section. Knead together with dough. You may want to add a few drops of food coloring to make the dough more vibrant.*Note: I used Charm City Cakes Electric Colors Gel; I was so excited how bright the colors turned out! Watch out food gel stains… ;)

3. PLAY! Enjoy your JELLO Playdough! (It is your choice if you want to keep the colors separate or mix them during playtime.)

4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in the extra jello from the packets. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of bowl (we let our little guys use their toy hammer; they loved pounding on the cookies).

5. Bake 8 to 10 min at 350 on lined baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets 2 min. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.

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Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

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Comments

  1. This is great. I totally pinned it… I was just wanting a recipe for playdough and we have a number of jello boxes just sitting in the cupboard unused… so I love this! Thanks!

  2. I love this, I hope you will come and share it on my first link party ” Summer Bucket List Ideas” http://www.missinformationblog.com/2012/05/summer-bucket-list.html

  3. Just pinned this. I love the idea. It looks like so much fun, and your son totally looks like my little guy in the first picture. :-)

  4. These look like so much fun! Our kids are going to love this – and those bright colors turned out AWESOME! Thanks for sharing your ideas on “Strut Your Stuff” Saturday! We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

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