These festive 4th of July cake mix cookies feature blue velvet cake mix, cream cheese frosting & red sprinkles and easily double as Dr. Seuss cookies!
Though I prefer making cookies from scratch, sometimes hot summer days (and last-minute parties) call for cake mix cookies. When I first saw blue velvet cake mix on the store shelf, I was like, "What the what?" But then I realized it would be super fun for kids and make for the perfect festive 4th of July cake mix cookies.
After baking up a batch of blue velvet cake mix cookies, frosting them with cream cheese frosting (homemade if you have time, from a can if you don't) and dusting them with red sugar sprinkles, I realized the colors would be perfect for a Dr. Seuss celebration too!
I used what I thought was a foolproof recipe for cake mix cookies but realized too late my cake mix was 16 ounces rather than 18 ounces. I should have used only ⅓ cup oil instead of ½, but that didn't stop us from eating them.
Whether you're celebrating Independence Day or Cat in the Hat Day, these blue velvet cake mix cookies need to be part of your party table.
Printable recipe for 4th of July cake mix cookies below. Enjoy!
- 1 (16.5-oz) Duncan Hines Blue Velvet Cake Mix
- ⅓ cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 can cream cheese frosting (or homemade frosting; see notes)
- Red sugar sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix cake mix, oil and eggs in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
- Place a heaping teaspoon of dough (or tablespoon for larger cookies) 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until center is set. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.
- Frost with cream cheese frosting and dust with sprinkles. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
My favorite homemade cream cheese frosting is from these carrot cake sandwich cookies. It's the best!
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