Homemade Jingles Cookies

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you might remember that a couple weeks ago I posted on Instagram and Facebookย I had bought my first box of Jingles cookies. I love them.

Well, I thought I loved them. They don’t taste the same as previous years. Seems like every year they lose a little bit of that “zip” that makes them special.

So after asking if anyone had a homemade recipe…

…crickets

…I decided to attempt it myself.

Adapting my shortbread cookie recipe by adding in some nutmeg and anise extract, I think I came pretty close to the “old” original Jingles cookies. The ones with the zip!

And, if you’ve never had Jingles, don’t worry about it. Just make these cookies and you will totally understand the love I have for them.

I’m sharing another shortbread cookie today too, over at In Katrina’s Kitchen. She is hosting a series called, “I’ll Bring the Cookies” that you better not miss! So many great recipes have been shared already…and some talented bakers yet to come! Today I shared my classic Shortbread Cookie, dipped in dark chocolate and peppermint! Perfect for the holidays! Be sure to head over and check it out!

***If you haven’t entered to win the Nambe 2 pc Infinity Server Set (valued at $250)…do that now too! Don’t worry, I’ll still be here….

What are YOUR favorite cookies?

Or a classic recipe that’s been in the family for years?

These Peppermint Puff Cookies have been around for a long time in our family, always making an appearance during the holidays!

Minty Meringue Cookies– such a perfect little bite of a cookie. Light and minty!

ย Almond Kringle– Grandma always bought these, and now I make them myself!

Homemade Jingles Cookies

Yield: 40-50 cookies

Copy cat recipe of Jingles shortbread cookies. ENJOY.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp pure anise extract
  • red/green sugar crystal sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In mixer, beat butter and powdered sugar until combined. Add in flour, salt, nutmeg and anise extract. Mixture will be crumbly, use hands to form a ball. Lay on saran wrap and roll into a log shape. Wrap up tightly and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut slices of cookies 1/4 inch thick and lay on baking sheet. Sprinkle with red/green sugar. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 13-15 minutes. Cool completely and store in air tight container. ENJOY!
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48 comments on “Homemade Jingles Cookies”

  1. Um. These totally just made my day! I LOVE Jingles! I’ll have to see if I can find some anise extract…

    Thanks for the recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love those Jingles!! I will need to give these a try for sure! โ™ฅ

  3. This is one cookie I’ve never tried! Now I don’t need to – I can just use your recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Liz

    I’ve never tried a Jingle cookie….I guess I’ll have to make them to find out what they taste like! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I looooove these! They are gorgeous! I’ve never had jingles. I’ll just make yours instead. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I have actually never had a Jingle cookie either. Now I never need to wonder what they taste like because yours I’m sure are waaaaaaay better:-)

  7. I’ve never tried Jingle Cookies but these look fabulous!

  8. I haven’t had the Jingles cookies but I do love a good shortbread cookie. It’s sad, many of my favorite “store bought” cookies just aren’t the same as they used to be. I’ll have to give these a try.

  9. I bet these are much better than the original Jingle cookies! Definitely will need to try these soon!

  10. hahahaha Aimee I laughed out loud … “crickets….” haha I loved that. I’ve never had a jingle before! I don’t think? Maybe I have. Regardless, your cookies look incredible and you bet I adore those festive sprinkles. I love shortbread cookies and your two recent versions have me hankering to bake them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Seriously, I think you all live under rocks. Haha!!! I can’t even tell you how many Jingle boxes I have bought over the years….it’s crazy. They’re like Girl Scout cookies, you stock up cause they are only available this time of year! Anyways, I think you better try making some soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I don’t think I’ve ever had those Jingles cookies, but who cares about that store brand anyway? Your version looks WAY better! Yummy, Aimee!

  12. I used to love those Jingle Cookies too. But I don’t know if they’ve changed or my tastes have and they taste really processed and not very yummy. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  13. Thank you for this Jingles recipe! I agree with you that the original Jingles seem to have gone by the wayside… Can’t wait to try your recipe! TFS!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

  14. John McCollum

    Once we burn off our current supply of Christmas cookies, I’ll have to try this recipe. As a kid, I remember getting the BIG box of Jingles from (of all places) a butcher shop in Hamilton, OH. A box the size of “Party-sized potato chips” just packed full with Jingles. I always liked the ornament and bell shaped cookies the best, because they were the biggest! Not much better than a big glass of milk and a huge box of Jingles. They were so good, we never even thought of spreading peanut butter on them! Now THAT’s a good cookie!
    Thanks and God Bless!

  15. Liz

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this recipe! Jingles used to be my absolute favorite boxed holiday cookies, but over the pas few years, they have definitely changed the recipe to include less of the delicious anise flavor. I can’t wait to test these out this holiday season (or this weekend)!

  16. Kim

    I never tried Keebler’s but I used to LOVE Salerno’s Jingles! I’m going to try this one and I hope it tastes like Salerno’s because I miss them. It was a holiday tradition to buy them each Christmas.

  17. Pchez

    Loved Salerno Jingles!!!!! Can’t find them since we relocated to the south.

  18. Pchez

    Will do. I plan to make them this weekend. Thanks for the recipe. I am so excited!!!!!

  19. Pchez

    Pretty close to Salerno’s!!!Love them. I used my cookie press. Will definitely make again, I’ll add a bit more anise. Thanks again!!!

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  21. I thought I was the only one who missed the original Jingle Cookie! I loved the Anise flavor & the ones now days aren’t the same. Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it. sooo excited!

  22. I have been looking for Jingles cookies everywhere for the past 2 years because these are my absolute favorite cookies. I could not find them anywhere & Christmas is not the same without Jingles cookies. I posted on Facebook asking for help to find these cookies but instead I found out that they have been discontinued. So in short, today i will learn to bake (I can but I just stink at it) and will make these cookies! Thank you so much!

  23. KManolakos

    can I make and freeze ahead of time

  24. Anonymous

    Um…where is the anise? For true Jingles you need anise.

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  27. Anonymous

    To be honest, as someone who grew up with Jingles.. This recipe doesnt taste like how I remember them. Jingles aren’t as buttery. But after a couple of these bad boys, I think they may be better. I’ll still be on the search for a Jingles duplicate though.

  28. Margaux

    I made these as a Christmas gift for an uncle who I knew loved Jingles, and he was delighted. I’ve been looking for a good Jingles recipe for a while, and I think I’ve found the winner! Thanks so much! The only thing I wondered โ€” how big around are these cookies when you make them? I only got about 20 cookies, so I must not have rolled them small enough ๐Ÿ™‚

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  30. stephanie Serrano

    Oh my goodness, I love jingles and have not seen them here in AZ. I love to dip them in hot tea! Will be making these for sure!

  31. Joyce Nielsen

    Thank you so much for posting this! I love Jingles as a kid. One year I noticed that they didn’t have the same flavor not realizing the company had changed hands (blaming it on pregnancy taste buds!). Fortunately, I was in Rural King the other day buying spices and found anise extract (2 fl.) for under $1!!! (I love Rural King, ย as most spices and extracts are this inexpensive. I found your recipe and made MAGIC. ย 

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