Lady Behind The Curtain - Jello Life Saver Cookies


These Jello Life Saver Cookies are chewy and full of delicious fruity flavor.

Normally Jello cookies are round but to go along with a pool theme I decided to make them in my donut pan.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Jello Life Saver Cookies

You can make them all one flavor or do like I did and make four flavors from one recipe.

Jello Life Saver Cookies


  • 3-1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 -3 ounce boxes of jello (use any flavors you want)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla.
  5. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  6. Divided dough into 4 sections.
  7. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons onto each section.
  8. Knead or beat with the mixer to combine.
  9. You may want to add a few drops of food coloring to make the dough more vibrant.
  10. Shape dough into 6 equal size balls.(per section)
  11. NOTE: If using more then one flavor work with one flavor at a time.
  12. Sprinkle the rest of the jello powder into a bowl.
  13. Flatten one ball in the bowl with the extra jello powder and sprinkle with the powder.
  14. Form into a 7-inch rope.
  15. Dip the ends into water, wrap around the donut form and pinch the ends together.
  16. NOTE: Each color makes 6 cookies.
  17. Press down the dough to even it out.
  18. Sprinkle with more of the leftover jello powder.
  19. Bake 7 minutes.
  20. Using a wooden spoon with a round handle push down the sides of the cookie and the center.
  21. I did this step to ensure the center in the middle was visible and didn't fill in from the bottom.
  22. Continue baking 5 more minutes.
  23. Cool completely in the pan.
  24. Carefully remove.
  25. TIP: I used an offset spatula.





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