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Fruity Paw Print Cookies

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Fruity paw print cookies are as tasty as they are cute. They are built on vintage fruity Jello cookies with tasty white chocolate paws on top. They are cute for Easter as bunny paw cookies. Or make a batch for pet lovers, as team mascot cookies, and more!

Plate with orange, strawberry, lime, and blue raspberry cookies topped with white chocolate paw print decorations.

If you are looking for a fun new cookie recipe, you have found it. These Jello paw print cookies are perfect for graduation parties, pet themed parties, and more.

They can be bunny paws, bear paws, dog paws, or even cat paws if you would rather. No matter what animal you choose, be sure to make these fun cookies.

Hand holding a strawberry paw print cookie with orange, green, and blue paw print cookies in the background.

Luckily, you don’t have to have any special skills or tools to decorate these cookies. It just takes a few minutes to press the white chips into the hot cookies to make them look darling.

The hardest part is to wait for the melted chocolate to set back up. They taste great hot and gooey, too, if you just can’t wait.

Making Cute Jello Paw Cookies

The base of these cookies is an old-fashioned Jello cookie. I used the recipe from Eating on a Dime as a starting point but tweaked it a bit to make it even simpler.

Ingredients including flour, butter, sugar, baking powder, salt, egg, vanilla, jello powders, white chocolate melting disks and white chocolate baking chips ready to be made into paw print cookies.

Using Jell-O powder in the sugar cookie base gives great color, but also a fun fruity flavor. You will want at least 6 ounces of Jell-o powder, but I used 4 different 3 oz. boxes to make a variety of flavors.

It is slightly more effort that way, but I think it was totally worth it. Then you have a whole rainbow of cute cookies.

Just divide the dough and knead in a little bit of the powder. Save the rest of the Jell-O mix to roll the balls of dough in later.

The best part is, you don’t even have to chill the dough before you scoop it. That makes these cookies super quick and easy to put together.

It scoops easily with a small cookie scoop, and that gets you the perfect one Tablespoon ball of dough.

You can roll the balls of dough in the reserved jello powder. This gives them a more vibrant color and even more flavor.

Press the cookie balls down a little bit before you bake them to make decorating them easier. You can use the palm of your hand or the bottom of a glass, either works great.

The cookies should look puffy when they come out of the oven and shouldn’t have browned much. As soon as they come out of the oven, push a white candy melt into each to make the pad of the paw.

We used Ghirardelli white melting disks for the center of the paw. The size is perfect, and they taste great.

I learned after posting peanut butter paw print cookies, people take paw prints having four toes very seriously. So push four white baking chips into the cookie to make it look like a paw.

Allow the cookies to cool completely and ensure the paws are set before stacking the cookies in an airtight container. That’s all it takes!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store fresh baked cookies?

Cookies store for up to a week at room temperature. Put them in an airtight container with a slice of sandwich bread to keep them softer for longer.

Can I freeze paw print cookies?

Yes, baked cookies freeze well. Just put them in a freezer safe container and pop them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let them defrost at room temperature to enjoy.

Plate of blue, pink, orange, and green fruity cookies with white chocolate paw print decorations, ready to eat.

If you want another fun paw print cookie recipe, try making double chocolate paw print cookies. They are cute and full of deep chocolate flavor.

For a sweet and salty option, try making my grandma’s potato chip cookies. Or make strawberries and cream cake mix cookies for the easiest fruity cookie around.

Check out my collection of cookie recipes for even more tasty inspiration.

Pink platter filled with colorful orange, pink, blue and green paw print cookies with white chocolate paws on top.

Fruity Paw Print Cookies

Servings: 48 Cookies
Author: Carlee
These fun Jell-O paw print cookies are colorful and delicious. Their fruity flavors are almost as fun as the white paw print decoration. They are a great dessert for so many occasions.
5 from 7 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • cups unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 3 oz. boxes Jell-o powder
  • 48 white melting discs
  • 192 white baking chips


  • Preheat oven to 350℉ and line cookie trays with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    1½ cups unsalted butter, 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract, mixing until combined.
    1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.
    3¼ cup all-purpose flour, 1½ teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir until just combined.
  • Divide the dough into 4 parts and place in 4 bowls. Add 2 Tablespoons of Jell-O powder to each portion of dough. Knead the dough until the powder is incorporated.
  • Scoop 1 Tablespoon of dough. Roll into the corresponding color of Jell-O powder, then place on the lined cookie sheet. Continue to make balls of dough, spacing two inches apart on the cookie tray.
    4 3 oz. boxes Jell-o powder
  • Flatten each ball slightly with the palm of your hand or the bottom of a glass or measuring cup.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until puffy but set looking.
  • Quickly place one melting disc and 4 white baking chips on each cookie to resemble a paw print. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
    48 white melting discs, 192 white baking chips
  • Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


You can make all of the cookies one flavor if you would like, just grab a 6 ounce box of whatever Jello flavor you would like. Just add ½ cup of powder to the whole batch of dough.
Or make 2 colors with two 3 ounce boxes. Add ¼ cup of the powder to each half of the dough.



Serving: 1CookieCalories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 45mgPotassium: 27mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 184IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Karen @karenskitchenstories

Monday 18th of March 2024

Oh gosh Carlee these are sooooo adorable! I've pinned this to try asap! My grandsons would go crazy.


Tuesday 19th of March 2024

They are so much fun! And my brothers were really surprised when they tasted them and got the different flavors. Of course, then they had to try one of each to pick a favorite!

Andrea Nine

Monday 18th of March 2024

Cutest cookies ever! Love the colors!


Monday 18th of March 2024

Thank you!!