Red White and Blue Cake Mix Cookies are so soft and delicious. Plus, they are festive and patriotic. Make these delicious cookies today for a tasty treat.

Cookies on wire rack.
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We love these fun Red, White and Blue Cookies. They look adorable and taste amazing. They are seriously the best of both worlds and will be the star of the show at your next party. I have been making this patriotic cookie recipe for years along with 4th of July Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods.

Check out more of our favorite 4th of July Cookies.

Why This Recipe Works

You only need a few ingredients to make these 4th of July cookies. They taste amazing and will impress your guest at your Fourth of July gatherings. Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe is another easy cookie recipe to try.


Ingredients for recipe - white cake mix, food coloring, eggs, oil, powdered sugar.
  • White Cake Mixes. You can also use yellow cake mix but the food coloring will show up better in white cake mix.

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  • Frosting – These cookies would be delicious with a cream cheese frosting spread over the top of the cookies.
  • Change Cake Mix – Feel free to change the cake mix. You can easily use a chocolate cake mix or a yellow cake mix to make these cookies.
  • Chocolate Chips – Add in chocolate chips to the cake mix batter. We recommend white chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips for added flavor.
  • Sprinkles – Top cookies with red, white and blue sprinkles to add flavor and texture to the cookies.

How to make Red White and Blue Cake Mix Cookies

  • Step 1 – Prepare Oven for Baking – First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Cake mix ingredients in bowl.

Step 2. Mix Ingredients for Cake. Combine the oil, eggs and the cake mix in a large bowl.  The batter will be thick but this is normal. 

Red food coloring in bowl added to mixture.

Step 3. Stir in the red food coloring until the dough is the coloring that you desire. Then get out a separate bowl and combine the other cake mix. Add blue food coloring to this bowl for the blue crinkle cookies.

Cookie dough ball in bowl of powdered sugar.

Step 4. Then use a cookie scoop to make round balls. Roll the dough in powdered sugar and bake.

Cookies on baking sheet.

Step 5. Put cookie dough on cookie sheet.

Cookies flattened with glass.

Step 6. Press dough balls with a glass to flatten slightly.

Cookies on baking sheet cooling.

Step 7. Bake the cookies until slightly brown around the edges. Cool on a wire rack and then serve.

Expert Tips

  • Cooking Scoop – I also highly recommend using a cookie scoop. You will thank me later because it saves so much time on spooning out the cookies.
  • Line Baking Sheets – Another handy kitchen item I like to use are these  baking liners to bake my cookies. Clean up is easy and the cookies turn out perfectly every time. You can also use baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Dough Tip – The dough will be sticky. If you find this hard to scoop into balls, refrigerate for about an hour and that should help.


Store your leftover cookies in an airtight container. These cookies are best eaten within 2 days. This is one cookie that doesn’t last long at my house.

Cookies stacked together.

Can you Freeze Cake Mix Cookies?

Yes, you can freeze cake mix cookies. These are the perfect cookies to make ahead of time.

Learn how to Freeze Cookie Dough.

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Red White and Blue Cake Mix Cookies

4.85 from 20 votes
Red White and Blue Cake Mix Cookies are so soft and delicious. Plus, they are so festive and patriotic. Make these delicious cookies today for a tasty treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 157


  • 2 white cake mixes
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup oil separated
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Blue Food Coloring


  • First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Next, mix the cake mix, 2 eggs and ⅓ of the oil in a large mixing bowl. The batter will be thick. Stir in the red food coloring until the dough is the coloring that you desire.
  • Then mix the 2nd cake mix, 2 eggs and the remaining oil in a separate bowl. Stir the blue food coloring until the dough until the Doug is the coloring that you desire.
  • You can use a stand mixer or hand mixer for these cookies but I recommend mixing by hand since the batter gets so thick!
  • Then use a cookie scoop and roll the dough in powdered sugar.
  • Place on cookie sheets leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
  • Then use a glass to gently press each cookie down.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until cookies brown slightly on the edges.
  • Allow to cool completely and then serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 157kcal, Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 2g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 18mg, Sodium 206mg, Potassium 25mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 14g, Vitamin A 26IU, Calcium 66mg, Iron 1mg

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