I love cookies made from cake batter mixes! They are easy and always super delicious. And these ones would be PERFECT for the 4th of July!
Cake batter cookies taste like a cross between wedding cake and sugar cookies.
If these cookies look familiar it's because I have done a funfetti version of them before. The only thing I did this time was switch up the cake batter and change up the sprinkles.
I actually made these for my sister-in-law. She is in the OT program at KU Med. They had the incoming classmates come in for orientation and had cookies for them. In case you hadn't figured it out, Kansas' colors are blue and red.
What else is red and blue? Fourth of July cookies!
I called these firecracker cookies because I kind of think that's what they look like, the burst of a firecracker in the sky!
adapted from my funfetti cake batter cookies
makes 30-32 cookies
1 box french vanilla cake mix, 18.25 oz*
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 C vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C red sprinkles
1/2 C blue sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and baking powder. In a small bowl, mix together the eggs, oil and vanilla. Add the egg mixture to the cake mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the sprinkles. Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet or silpat.
These cookies spread out a lot when they bake so don't try to use a cookie cutter for just the dough. You can, however, use cookie cutters after they have baked and cooled. For example, these would be super cute for the 4th if you cut out little stars with a cookie cutter.
These would be really fun to make with kids and also a great cookie to take to 4th of July parties!!