4th of July cake mix cookies stacked on top of each other.

4th of July Cake Mix Cookies

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These cake mix cookies are so easy and fun to make! Plus, they are delicious. They are perfect for any BBQ or 4th of July celebrations. You will only need a couple of basic ingredients to make these tasty treats.

4th of July cake mix cookies on a white plate.

Ingredients

  • White Cake Mix: Any brand of white cake mix will work.
  • Butter: For this recipe, I used salted butter. I like a hint of salt with sweet treats.
  • Egg: Medium egg
  • Cream Cheese: Make sure it is softened so there aren’t lumps in your frosting.
  • Vanilla Extract: I always try to use clear vanilla when I make the frosting. When you use dark vanilla the colors look a little off.
  • Powdered Sugar: regular powdered sugar works great.
  • Sprinkles: Make sure to use the sprinkles that are little balls. If you use crystal sprinkles the colors wont show up as well.

How To Make Cake Mix Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium-size bowl, add cake mix, egg, and ½ cup of butter softened.
  • Mix ingredients together and add in the sprinkles.
  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 mins.
  • Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet, and place them on a cooling rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl, add in cream cheese, ½ cup of butter, and vanilla extract. Mix until there are no lumps.
  • Adding one cup at a time, mix in powdered sugar.
  • Mix until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Using a piping bag, pipe the frosting onto one side of the cookie. Gently place another cookie on top.
  • Hold the cookie on its side and gently cover the frosting with additional sprinkles.
Close up of a cake mix cookie being held in a hand.

Do you need to refrigerate cookies with cream cheese frosting?

Yes, you should always refrigerate cookies or cakes with cream cheese frosting. However, this does not mean that you have to serve them cold. You can pull them out of the refrigerator and let them sit a little at room temperature before serving.

How should I store these cookies?

Make sure that you store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. When stored correctly, these cake mix cookies should stay fresh for 2-3 days.

Can I make these cookies in advance?

Of course! The best way to make these cookies in advance is to make the cookies the day before and store them in an airtight container. However, the frosting should be made right before you put them together to prevent the frosting from getting hard or stale.

Tips and Tricks

  • Make sure you use nonpareils sprinkles (little balls). They won’t dissolve in the dough, and they will stay nice and bright.
  • Be careful not to overbake the cookies. Because you are putting frosting in the middle, you want to make sure that the cookies are nice and soft, so they don’t fall apart.
  • You can make these cookies for any holiday or celebration! Just change the sprinkles and the frosting, and you have the perfect festive treat.

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4th of July cake mix cookies stacked on top of each other.

4th of July Cake Mix Cookies

Shanna Allen
These cake mix cookies are so easy and fun to make! Plus they are delicious. They are perfect for any BBQ or 4th of July celebrations. You will only need a couple of basic ingredients to make these tasty treats.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Cookies

Ingredients
  

Cookies

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup salted butter softened
  • patriotic sprinkles

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup salted butter softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5½-6 cups powder sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium-size bowl, add cake mix, egg and ½ cup of butter softened.
  • Mix ingredients together and add in the sprinkles.
  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 mins.
  • Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet, and place them on a cooling rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl, add in cream cheese, ½ cup of butter, and vanilla extract. Mix until there are no lumps.
  • Adding one cup at a time mix in powdered sugar.
  • Mix until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Using a piping bag, pipe the frosting onto one side of the cookie. Gently place another cookie on top.
  • Hold the cookie on its side and gently cover the frosting with additional sprinkles.
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