Patriotic Cake Mix Jello Cookies

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Patriotic Cake Mix Jello Cookies. A wonderful combination of a boxed cake mix and Jell-O. These are so simple and fun to decorate for the 4th of July!


I think I’ve been in love with cake mix cookies lately. You might be sick of them since we’ve been posting so many different types. I’m surprisingly not tired of them. Maybe because it’s so easy to make them and they look so pillowy-soft cute. So this little blue cookie is yet another take on the cake mix cookie.  But this one is a hint different because it has a box of JELL-O thrown in.  Yes. Jello Cookies. And I’m absolutely sure you’ll love them.


There are simple ingredients in these jello cookies. Butter, cream cheese, cake mix, Jell-O, and an egg. You don’t have to refrigerate the cookie dough as some of our other recipes require. They’re just mix, roll, and bake.

It’s just 11-13 minutes for your jello cookies to bake. Just enough time to whip up the simple powdered sugar vanilla frosting for the top of the jello cookies.


Do you know what cookies these remind me of? Those store bought Lofthouse sugar cookies. My brother LOVES those cookies. I was never a fan because they were way too sweet for me. I’m not stopping you from eating them, but if you’re wanting something a little more tart and packed with a whole lot of flavor,these are the ones you want to make. You see, they get their blue color from blue raspberry Jell-O. We’ve found that different jello can make a difference in how blue the color is, so feel free to add in a few drops of blue food coloring if it is not bright enough for you.

How do jello cookies tastes? Although they don’t necessarily taste like raspberry, they do have just a bit of tartness that goes so well with the sweet frosting.


Maybe if I get a restaurant someday I will sell these in a little box like the Lofthouse cookies are in. In fact, they are very portable. The icing stiffens as it sits so you could stack them if you wanted, and the cookies stay soft and chewy because of the cream cheese.


I could keep talking about how easy and delicious these jello cookies are, but you get the idea. They’re fast to make and will be gone as quick as lightning. They are extremely delicious with a burst of tart flavor and cream cheese goodness!

patriotic cake mix cookies on a mat
patriotic cake mix cookies on a mat

Patriotic Cake Mix Jello Cookies

4.73 from 18 votes
Patriotic Cake Mix Jello Cookies. A wonderful combination of a boxed cake mix and Jell-O. These are so simple and fun to decorate for the 4th of July!
Servings 24
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

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  • 1 box Pillsbury white cake mix (dry)
  • 1 small box blue raspberry jello (3 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 large egg
  • A few drops of blue food coloring (if desired)
  • Vanilla Buttercream


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix the dry cake mix, jello, egg, cream cheese and butter until it is all well combined. Roll the dough into about 24 balls. Place the dough balls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 11-13 minutes. Move the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  • Prepare the frosting.
  • When the cookies are cooled, spread the frosting on top of the cookies. Immediately sprinkle with patriotic sprinkles, if desired.
  • Store in an airtight container.



Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Calories 113
About JulieJulie Clark

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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2 years ago

5 stars
I made these for the 4th and they were a hit. I was going to do up some for Christmas. Have you done them with the red or green jello? I wasn’t sure if one flavor worked better than the other. Thank you.

8 years ago

Okay, now this isn’t even fair. How am I supposed to wait a whole month for all this deliciousness!? These look so easy and so yummy. Love love love!

8 years ago

pancakes were good

Deb @Cooking on the Front Burner
9 years ago

These are perfect for the holiday! I love the colors and the photos are great!! I bet they don’t last long in your house 🙂

Sheryl@Lady Behind The Curtain
9 years ago

Love the wonderful blue color of these fun and festive cookies!

9 years ago

These are so perfect for the 4th! I absolutely LOVE the bright blue!

Cindy Eikenberg
9 years ago

Julie and Maddie, what a great, fast & fun treat for the 4th and love the color! Pinned, tweeted and sharing on FB – thanks for the patriotic inspiration! 🙂

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
9 years ago

I love cake mix cookies! They’re always so soft and the possibilities are endless! These look perfect for the 4th of July, Julie! Pinned, Stumbled and sharing on FB!

10 years ago

Does this work with sugar free cake mix & sugar free jello?

10 years ago

i love the color!

Aras Androck
10 years ago

Oh my. Those jello cookies look so good!

10 years ago

I wouldn’t get sick of all the cake mix cookies…I appreciate you posting them :))

And this one, with jello….even better. I like to add pudding to mine 🙂

Would love it if you would link up your cake mix cookies at my party –

Thanks for sharing!!

10 years ago

You are so creative! I love the idea of mixing in jello with the cake mix for cookies!