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4th of July Firework Cookies Recipe

 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 make these cookies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of July, Best cookies, cookie recipe, holiday cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 171kcal


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Cookie Sheet


  • 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 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.75 ounces sprinkles red, white, and blue sprinkles (mine were Betty Crocker brand)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (optional, but they really are so good!)


  • 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.


  • *If you are in a high altitude like me, add 2 Tablespoons of flour to your cake mix


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg