{Katie’s Kitchen} 4th of July Fireworks Cookies

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Talk about festive! These cookies are the perfect sweet treat for your 4th of July party!

I used my Kitchen Aid Mixer for this recipe because it made the mixing so much easier. In a bowl add- yellow cake mix, 8 tbsp. melted butter, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 4 oz of cream cheese softened, and 1 egg. Mix it all together until you have a soft dough.

Then, using a spoon, mix in Oreo cookie chunks (about 14 crushed into chunks), 1/2 cup of red, white, blue M&M’s and 1/4 cup of red, white, blue sprinkles.

Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes to an hour. When almost ready to take out, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grab a cookie sheet and roll the dough into even dough balls. My batch made about 30 cookies. Add extra sprinkles and M&M’s to the tops of the the dough balls, if desired.

Place the dough balls on the cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on the cookie sheets for 2 minutes, before moving them to a piece of parchment paper. YUM!!!!!

Ingredients: I got the recipe here! 

  • 1 vanilla cake mix
  • 8 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups Oreo cookie chunks (14 chocolate cream-filled)
  • 3/4 cup red, white, & blue M&M’s, divided
  • 1/2 cup red, white, & blue sprinkles, divided