4th of July Firework Cookies

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I am sure that you noticed by now my obsession with all things made with a cake mix . . . it's just such an easy way to whip out a quick dessert (or muffin!). The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays and when I saw these festive sprinkles at the store, I knew that I had to have them. They sat in my pantry for a couple of days until I had a craving for cake mix cookies . . . and I decided to dump in the sprinkles to add a little bit of 4th of July flair. My family loves cake mix cookies- they never stick around for long at our house! And really, you could change the cake mix flavor and sprinkle color to anything you want (or have on hand) and they still turn out amazing. I call these ones firework cookies because the sprinkles look like little fireworks (okay, I know that I am really stretching it there . . . they just needed a catchy name!).

4th of July Firework Cookies
Ingredients:
1 box cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Classic White, but any French Vanilla or white cake mix would work. I also really like Pillsbury cake mixes for making cake mix cookies)
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 (1.75 oz) container red, white, and blue sprinkles (mine were Betty Crocker brand)
1 cup white chocolate chips (optional, but they really are so good!)
*If you are in a high altitude like me, add 2 Tablespoons of flour to your cake mix

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix (DO NOT follow the directions on the back of the cake mix box- just pour the powdery mix into the bowl) and baking powder. Mix in eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Stir together, then dump in sprinkles and white chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes (do not overbake- you want them to be soft!). Let sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to continue cooling.

Recipe idea adapted from Cookin' Cowgirl

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  1. Camille,
    These looks and sound super yummy. I only have one question though and I might be miss-reading because I just opened my eyes lol, but the directions say to mix the cake mix and baking powder but I can’t find baking powder in the recipe. Does it use baking powder?
    Thanks,
    Michelle

  2. Rebecca says:

    There look yummy! Quick question though – the directions say to add baking powder but I don’t see it in the ingredient list. How much baking powder is needed?

  3. Camille says:

    So sorry about that!! I completely forgot to add it in the ingredients! You only need 1 tsp of baking powder- I added it now, so the recipe is correct now. :)

  4. Jess says:

    I just finished making these for a family gathering, and I was wondering if you know how many calories are in one of these.? Thank you for your recipe!

    • Cyd says:

      Just click on the MAGIC button under the picture and then click on NUTRITION. It will give you calories, weight watcher points and all nutritional information on this recipe. It’s our new sister site – MyRecipeMagic.com. You’ll have to stop by and check it out. So many FUN features. -The Six Sisters

  5. Liz Rigby says:

    My kids love these! We are making them now for Valentines, but started out having them for my daughter’s 4th of July birthday. By using different colored sprinkles, they work great for any occasion!

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