Super Easy Jelly Cookies

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"From our Sunday newspaper Thee Sunday Times. What we called jelly in Australia is called jello in USA."

Original is 36 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (32.1 g)
  • Calories 103
  • Total Fat - 6.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 40.7 mg
  • Sodium - 70.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 2.2 g
  • Protein - 2.2 g
  • Calcium - 10.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until pale and creamy and add the egg and beat until combined.

Step 2

Sift flour over butter mixture and beat until combined and then divide dough into 3 equal portions.

Step 3

Place jelly crystals in 3 separate bowls and working with one flavour at a time, add 1 tablespoon boiling water and whisk to combine (crystals will not dissolve completely) and now add 1 portion of dough and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.

Step 4

Place on a sheet of plastic wrap and using plastic wrap to avoid dough sticking to your fingers, shape into an 18cm-long log and repeat with remaining jelly crystals, boiling water and dough to make 3 logs and freeze for 30 minutes.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced.

Step 6

Line 3 large baking trays with baking paper.

Step 7

Remove 1 dough log from freezer and slice log into 1cm-thick rounds and roll each round into a ball. Place balls, 3cm apart, on one of the prepared trays and press down slightly with palm of hand and then repeat with remaining dough logs.

Step 8

Bake for 12 minutes or until light golden and cool on trays for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


These cookies are so much fun! I wish I would have had this recipe when my kids were little. I can see sprinkles, sparklies, little Santa shapes, etc. being a favorite for them to sprinkle over the top. What’s even better is that they taste really good. They have that jello fruitiness along with buttery deliciousness. I used red (strawberry and raspberry) and green (lime) jello to stick with the Christmas theme. Love them and good for young and old! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us, Pat. I have something to look forward to when I have grandchildren, one day. Made it for FYC and Pick Me tag games.


review by:
(21 Dec 2020)


These are delightful little cookies/biscuits! I made 1/3 batch with sugar-free raspberry jello/jelly. After I sliced the frozen roll, rather than make them into a ball and then flatten them, I just baked the slices as is. It worked fine. DH loves them, too!


review by:
(17 Dec 2020)

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