Sugar Cookie Jello Shots

Leaving cookies out for Santa Claus is a classic tradition. You either bake up a batch of your favorite Christmas cookies (or grab some Oreos from the store), leave them with a glass of milk, and before you know it, morning has arrived and all the cookies are gone. But why does Santa get all the fun? Put the kiddos to bed and indulge in one (or a few) of these boozy Sugar Cookie Jello Shots as you countdown the hours until Christmas morning.

In charge of bringing something to the annual holiday party? These make-ahead shot glasses are fun to share until the New Year.

How to Make Sugar Cookie Jello Shots

To begin, bring two cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 4 envelopes of unflavored gelatin. We used two boxes of Knox gelatin brand. Once dissolved, stir in the cold water, Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur, Butterscotch Liqueur (or butterscotch schnapps), and Triple Sec. You can also substitute the triple sec for vanilla vodka or any other holiday flavored vodka. I've even seen eggnog vodka, so that might be a great one to try!


Pour the gelatin mixture into individual shot glasses and refrigerate until the jelly shots are set, about 3-4 hours. Remove the Christmas sugar cookie jello shots from the fridge and top with a dollop of whipped cream and some festive sprinkles. I like to serve mine with a small candy cane.

The best way to serve these is in small plastic shot glasses. Although you can find more decorative shot glasses, the small and flexible glasses make it easy to take the shot in one go. And make sure you let the youngsters know this is an adult-only treat. It looks way too tempting!

Add Some Southern Flair to Your Holiday Party With Mason Jar Shot Glasses

Here in Texas, we use mason jars for just about anything! Wedding decor, desserts, margaritas, and now shot glasses! These holiday drinks will be a hit at your Christmas party or holiday season festivities. This jello shot recipe already looks yummy enough, but thanks to the mason jars I really can't wait to have these on display for the holiday party!

Creamy and garnished for the holidays, this DIY jello shot recipe can also be made non-alcoholic if you switch out the alcohol for milk. Delish!

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Sugar Cookie Jello Shots

These Sugar Cookie Jello Shots bring the party every single time and they taste so real, you'll forget there's even alcohol in them.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12 shots


  • 2 cups water
  • 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin (Or two boxes of Knox)
  • 8 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 4 oz Butterscotch Liqueur
  • 2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Sprinkles for topping


  • Bring two cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Remove from heat and stir in gelatin until dissolved - about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in liqueurs and cold water.
  • Pour mixture into shot glasses and refrigerate until set - around 3-4 hours.
  • Top with whipped cream and sprinkles, and...shoot!


Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 18mgPotassium: 1mgSugar: 9g