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You only need 5 ingredients to make these delicious 4th of July Cake Mix Cookies. Not only are they unbelievably easy, they’re irresistible. These cake mix cookies are one of the best 4th of July desserts, ever.

You only need 5 ingredients to make these delicious 4th of July Cake Mix Cookies. These cake mix cookies are one of the best 4th of July desserts.
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You all know I love a good cake mix cookie recipe and this 4th of July Cake mix Cookies Recipe is no different. They are super moist, super easy, and packed full of flavor.

In fact, I made these easy cookies with my 9 year old niece and she practically did it all on her own. They are the perfect July celebration cookies to enjoy at all your gatherings.

They are the perfect chewy cookies for kids to make and enjoy. Plus they are super festive for the 4th of July without doing a lot of work. That is a win-win in my book.

You only need 5 ingredients so let’s get started!

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Fourth of July Cookies Stacked on a red plate

Ingredients for 4th of July Cake Mix Cookies:

  • Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Eggs
  • Oil
  • Red White and Blue M&Ms

How to Make 4th of July Cookies:

  • Step 1 – Heat Oven – Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Step 2 – Mix together Ingredients – In a large bowl mix dry ingredients, cake mix, oil and eggs. The batter will be pretty thick.
  • Step 3 – Add in Candy – Fold in the red and blue M&M.
  • Step 4 – Add to baking sheet – Place on baking sheet leaving about 2 inches between cookie dough balls.
  • Step 5 – Bake Cookies – Bake in a preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes until cookies brown SLIGHTLY on the edges.
  • Step 6 – Cool and Serve – Allow to cool completely on wire rack and then serve.
Fourth of July Cookies Stacked on a red plate

Tips for Fourth of July Cookies:

  • Cookie Scoop – We recommend using a cookie scoop to place the batter on the baking sheet.
  • Prepare Baking Sheet – Place parchment paper on the baking sheet for easy cleanup.
  • Combining Ingredients – We recommend combining the ingredients in a medium bowl by hand, stand mixer or a hand mixer. Mix on medium speed and the cookie mixture will be thick.
Fourth of July Cookies Stacked on a red plate

Variation Ideas:

  • Change the Add-ins – Instead of using M&M’s you can easily use red, white and blue sprinkles. Add in white chocolate chips for a delicious chocolate chip cookies options.
  • Sugar Cookies – You can also make this July Sugar Cookies with these fun M&Ms. You can make them from scratch or use a sugar cookie mix.
  • Change the Cake Mix – We used a chocolate cake mix, but you can use any flavor.
  • Make homemade cookie dough – If you prefer you can Fourth of July Cookies with a homemade cookie dough mix. But it does require more ingredients such as brown sugar, white sugar, flour and vanilla extract.
Fourth of July Cookies Stacked on a red plate

How to Store Leftovers:

Store these cookies at room temperature in an airtight container. These treat will last up to 4 days if stored properly.

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Quick and Easy 4th of July Cake mix Cookies Recipe

5 from 4 votes
You only need 5 ingredients to make this delicious 4th of July Cake mix Cookies Recipe. These cake mix cookies are the best 4th of July desserts.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 18
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 204

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup red white and blue m&ms

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix everything except the m&ms. (Batter will be thick).
  • Fold in the m&ms.
  • Place on cookie sheets leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until cookies brown SLIGHTLY on the edges.
  • Allow to cool completely and then serve.

Recipe Notes

These cookies only need 5 ingredients and are delicious!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 204kcal, Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 2g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 19mg, Sodium 212mg, Potassium 85mg, Sugar 16g, Vitamin A 50IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 52mg, Iron 1.3mg

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