Firecracker Cookies

firecracker cookies

I just thought these were totally festive and fun looking.  You could do any color of sprinkles to change them up, but these are perfect to help celebrate the 4th.

firecracker cookies

I think the trick to making these so colorful is the amount of sprinkles that are in them.  I kind of thought “what the heck, a whole cup?”  But after I added about half a cup I realized why there was so much.  Half a cup wasn’t nearly as colorful!  So don’t scrimp!


Even the dough looks delicious!

firecracker cookie dough

But cooked?  Even better!

firecracker cookies-001


Thank you Cookin’ Cowgirl for this recipe!

Firecracker Cookies

Firecracker Cookies


  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of red, white and blue sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add cake mix and baking powder and stir. Add eggs, vanilla and oil and stir until combined. Stir in sprinkles.
  3. Drop by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes.
  5. Let sit for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. (They will be very soft at first.)

They were delicious!  Soft and moist and full of flavor!

firecracker cookies

What fun things do you do to celebrate the 4th?  Watch fireworks?  BBQ?  Go to bed early?

firecracker cookies

 Happy 4th of July!

I’m linking to the parties located HERE.

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  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    So fun! My kiddos would love this! I will be sharing this on FB tomorrow! Thanks so much for partying with us this week 🙂

  2. These look amazing. My kids would love them.

    Thanks for linking them up. I shared them over on Facebook. 🙂

  3. Great cookies and perfect for any holiday! Have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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