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Fourth of July Cookies

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Fourth of July Cookies
36 (3 dozen)
15 Min

Stars and stripes may be forever, but these Fourth of July Cookies won't last long at all. That's cause they taste dynamite!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (18.5 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup crushed red-hot cinnamon candies (see Note)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons (from a 4-serving size box) blueberry gelatin

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat cookie sheets with cooking spray
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, and oil. Stir in crushed cinnamon candies. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto  prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle tops of cookies with gelatin. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden.
  3. Remove from cookie sheets to a wire rack to cool.


To crush the cinnamon candies, place them in a plastic bag on a cutting board and roll firmly with a rolling pin.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 36

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 90
  • Calories from Fat 35
  • Total Fat 3.9g 6 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.6g 3 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 1.0g 2 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 10mg 3 %
  • Sodium 101mg 4 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 13g 4 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.1g 1 %
  • Sugars 9.3g 0 %

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I absolutely could not crush the red hots with a rolling pin! And I don't have a food processor. I finally decided to try my blender using the "ice crush" mode, and it worked perfectly! Love the end result. They are pretty and taste really good!

A fun way to make a 4th of July dessert that looks festive and uses simple ingredients. I love to make cake mix cookies because I can buy cake mixes for a dollar and the recipes always turn out great. I'm glad I found this recipe today, so I can bake these next week.


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