Strawberry Jell-o & Coconut Cookies

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Hey Recipe Critic readers! It’s Chelsea back again from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. Today I have some cookies that would be a perfect Mother’s Day dessert for the special ladies in your life. First off, they are pink. Second, they taste amazing. (Some of my favorite cookies ever!) And third, there is strawberry Jell-O in the mix. See? The perfect Mother’s Day treat!

Strawberry Jello CookiesThese cookies are very simple to make and don’t have any added coloring. All of that color comes from the Jell-O mix.

You could try different flavors, for this one I used strawberry! The raspberry or orange Jell-O mix would make some delicious cookies using this same base recipe and just switching out the flavor of the Jell-O.

The rest of the ingredients are pretty standard cookie stuff – flour, sugar, butter, etc.

Strawberry Jell-o Cookies

These cookies bake at a slightly higher temperature than most cookies. They are baked at 400 degrees F instead of a typical 350 degree F oven. They also can burn very quickly if you aren’t keeping an eye on them. One minute they will be under baked and the next they could be burned. I baked the batches all at about 6-8 minutes, but start checking yours at 6 minutes and every minute after that to ensure they cook don’t burn. The variance in time depends on the sizes of your cookies. I used a standard cookie scoop which helps to take out the guessing.

As a last touch, I added coconut to these cookies which give a great flavor and add a unique twist. However, you could switch out the coconut for something else like white chocolate chips if you don’t love coconut.

And a nice finishing touch would be to stack the cookies and tie a ribbon around them to give to mom! Enjoy 🙂

Strawberry Jello Cookies

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Strawberry Jell-o & Coconut Cookies

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These cookies are very simple to make and don’t have any added coloring. All of that color comes from the Jell-O mix.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Author Chelsea Lords
Servings: 24 Cookies


  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar scant
  • 1/4 cup strawberry Jell-O mix dry
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Using hand beaters or a stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar (scant means not quite a half cup. Leave out about a tablespoon) and dry Jell-O mix until light and creamy.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the salt, baking powder and flour.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  • Stir in the coconut.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop out large bits of the dough, and place them on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for about 6 to 8 minutes, and then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.


Serves: 24

Calories50kcal (3%)Carbohydrates6g (2%)Protein1g (2%)Fat3g (5%)Saturated Fat2g (10%)Cholesterol12mg (4%)Sodium70mg (3%)Potassium18mg (1%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar4g (4%)Vitamin A69IU (1%)Calcium5mg (1%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie recipes, cookies, strawbery jell-o and coconut cookies
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Chelsea Lords

Chelsea is the blogger behind Chelsea’s Messy Apron. She is always experimenting in the kitchen and making new things to eat. “Or I am in the kitchen eating. Both are good.” She tries to eat a balanced diet of healthful foods, but she loves desserts. You will find most of her recipes are healthy and easy, but still taste great! She has found that eating is all about balance and she hopes that that is the case on her site!

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