Want to do something different from traditional Christmas cookies this holiday season?

Why not use your cookie cutters to make Christmas Jell-O bites (with alcohol or not)!

The process is very simple! Start by choosing your shapes and the color of your Jell-O.

In our case, we chose a Christmas tree ๐ŸŽ„, star โญ and gingerbread man cookie cutter!

Here are the colors we have chosen for the Jell-0 :

  • Green ๐ŸŸข for the tree
  • Blue ๐Ÿ”ต for the star.
  • Since there was no brown for the gingerbread man, we chose a Purple ๐ŸŸฃ.

We used two packages (85g) of each color of Jell-O. You can use larger packages, but be sure to adjust the amount of ingredients accordingly.

It is ideal to place the Jell-O mixture in a rectangular glass dish. This makes it easier to create your shapes !

Quick & easy to prepare

For the first step, I followed the instruction on the Jell-O packets which is to add one cup of boiling water for each bag.

I then added the mixture of 2 Knox gelatin packets to make sure the Jell-O was stiff (follow the instructions on the packets).

*This step is essential, if the Jell-O is not stiff enough you will not be able to use the cookie cutters!

If we continue to follow the directions on the Jell-O packets, it says to add 1 cup of cold water for each bag.

Since I wanted Jell-O with alcohol๐Ÿพ, I substituted 1/2 of the cold water with the alcohol of my choice!

Once all the ingredients are mixed, place the dishes in the fridge for 6 hours or more until the Jell-O is super stiff!

You can use the cookie cutters directly in the glass dish. Or cut out squares or rectangles of Jell-O, remove them from the dish with a spatula and place them on a flat surface.

You can use a knife to go around the cookie cutter to make sure the Jell-O is separated.

Christmas Jell-O bites (with alcohol or not) ๐ŸŽ„

Prep Time 15 mins
Chilling time 6 hrs
Course Dessert
Servings 15


  • Christmas cookie cutters


  • 2 Packs (85g) of Green Jell-O
  • 2 Packs (85g) of Blue Jell-O
  • 2 Packs (85g) of Purple Jell-O
  • 6 Packs of unflavored gelatin
  • Alcohol of your choice (vodka, rum…), Optional
  • Decorative candies, Optional


  • Empty the Jell-O bags of one color into a rectangular glass dish.
  • Add the indicated amount of boiling water, in my case it was 1 cup for one packet. So I added two cups of boiling water.
  • Stir until the powder is completely dissolved.
  • Prepare the Gelatin according to the instructions on the packet. Then add the Gelatin to the mixture.
  • For Jell-O with alcohol : I added 1 cup of cold water and 1 cup of the alcohol of my choice. For non-alcohol Jell-O: Add 2 cups of cold water.
  • Once everything is well mixed, refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
  • Once the Jell-O is stiff, have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚


*The addition of the unflavored Gelatin is very important to allow the Jell-O to be stiff. This allows you to use your cookie cutters easily & make beautiful shapes!
*It is ideal to place the Jell-O mixture in a rectangular glass dish. This makes it easier to create your shapes.
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